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Arm your business against cybercrime

Cyber security workshop for businesses in Tonbridge, Kings Hill and West Malling
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Cyber security workshop for businesses in Tonbridge, Kings Hill and West Malling
Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications by Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications
Owner/Director - Sharp Minds Communications Ltd

Research by the government suggests that nearly all UK businesses are exposed to cyber security risks. It’s a scary thought – and getting reliable, affordable advice can be hard for smaller businesses.  That’s why we’re teaming up with Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and Barclays to deliver a fantastic free seminar for Kings Hill, Tonbridge and West Malling small businesses on the 4th December.

Cybercrime costs money

Cybercrime is becoming a growing issue for businesses, with a total cost of £29.1 billion to 2.9 million British companies in 2016, according to one IT governance survey. Peter Boam, the managing director of Capital Space, said “Internet fraud is running out of control. The authorities seem powerless to do much about it, so it’s up to everyone to look after their own interests.”

A government report in 2017 found that three in five businesses had sought advice on the cyber security threats facing their organisation in the past year, however only 12% of micro businesses (10 employees or fewer) and only 25% of small firms have invested in relevant staff training.

A chance to educate yourself and protect your business

That’s why we’re delighted that Barclay’s digital engagement manager, Alex Douglas, will provide an overview of cyber security and what it means for businesses in the Kings Hill area.  He will discuss the main cyber threats and give advice on how to prevent them, providing tangible steps to stay safe and secure online. He will also offer support and information that can help small and growing businesses tackle cybercrime.

The event is being organised in partnership with Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council.  “I am delighted that Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council is teaming up with Barclays and Capital Space to deliver a fantastic free event for local businesses. This is a great opportunity for attendees to find out about protecting themselves against cybercrime, as well as to network with other businesses from the local area,” commented the council’s leader, Nicholas Heslop.

Cybercrime is an unfortunate reality for today’s businesses, which isn’t going to go away, so book your place at this free event at Churchill Square Business Centre in Kings Hill on 4th December by emailing economic.regeneration@tmbc.gov.uk or call 01732 876011.

To find out how Capital Space business premises could benefit your growing business,

call 0800 107 3667