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PCC Helps Protect Businesses From Cyber Crime

Businesses in West Mercia, will have a unique opportunity, to brush up on their knowledge around cyber crime, through an event funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The free interactive sessions in Hereford, will help businesses keep themselves and their customers safe. Representatives from West Mercia Police, Cyber Quarter – Hereford Centre for Cyber and Security, Chamber of Commerce, Natwest, Suttcliffe Insurance, IASME Consortium , Marches Growth Hub – Herefordshire and Fastershire will also be on hand to offer advice, and free Smartwater packs will be provided for attendees.

Commissioner John Campion said “The internet is a great enabler for business, but also a great enabler for criminal activity. I am working to make West Mercia, a safer place to live and work, and this is just one example of how I’m enabling individuals, communities and business with the tools to help keep themselves safe. I’d encourage all businesses big or small to take advantage of this opportunity to learn from experts.”

Charlotte Thomas Manager of the Hereford Centre for Cyber and Security said “We are very pleased to be welcoming this event to enable businesses to better understand the ever increasing threats that can affect a business, their supply chain and customers. Having such strong support from the Police and Crime Commissioner demonstrates to businesses within West Mercia how seriously these threats are taken and the importance of being able to tackle these together”

Two sessions will take place on Tuesday 21st January at Hereford Business Solutions Centre, and are open to all. For more information and to confirm your attendance, please click the links below:

Morning Session (10am- 12.30pm)

Lunchtime Session (11.30am- 2pm)

Issued: Friday 10th January 2020

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