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Local event to highlight the risks of cyber-attack to Gloucestershire businesses

More than 50 business people are due to meet at The University of Gloucestershire’s Growth Hub this week to hear how they can protect their businesses from cyber-attack.

Local experts including lawyers from Willans LLP will discuss the potential legal, HR and reputational risks and attendees will see what a cyber-attack looks like with a live hack courtesy of the National Cyber Skills Centre.

Business owners and leaders are encouraged to attend the event which is on 20th January from 6pm-7.30pm, so they can become equipped to minimise risk and get an overview of the training and development opportunities available through the University of Gloucestershire.

Matthew Clayton, Employment Partner at Willans LLP said: “Online and digital platforms are an inherent part of doing business in the modern world, but they can also be an unexpected source of vulnerability. It’s important to understand what the legal consequences could be if you suffer a data security breach, but also how you can use the law to help protect your business. I’ll be talking about both aspects at the Cyber 2016 seminar.”

Professor Kamal Bechkoum, Head of Computing and Technology at the University said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to meet with local business people and discuss the very real cyber risks that threaten Gloucestershire businesses. I urge businesses to book their place now, on what promises to be a great event, to start learning about the steps they need to take to protect their assets”.

Cyber 2016 features talks from: Stephen Wright of the National Cyber Skills Centre; Amy Kemp of communications consultancy Fuchsia Lime; Matthew Clayton of law firm Willans LLP; Simon Wall from HR consultancy Simply about People; James Workman of cyber firm Dephrisk; Mark Godsland of Gloucestershire Constabulary and Kamal Bechkoum, University of Gloucestershire.

Places are limited. Bookings can be made at: (link removed as event has finished).