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Startup Sessions #5 – Surviving Cyber Threats

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Startup Sessions are a special series of seminars and talks with key people from the Digital Catapult, offering help and advice to digital startups every other Tuesday evening.

Register below and join us at the Digital Catapult Centre to learn, share ideas, ask questions and network with other startup businesses.

How being cyber secure can save you money

A primary objective of HMG’s National Cyber Security Strategy is to make the UK a safer place to conduct business online. However, determining the benefits of cyber security and knowing where to start are a significant challenge for many organisations. The Cyber Essentials Scheme is a new government-backed cyber security certification scheme that sets out a baseline of cyber security suitable for all organisations. The scheme’s five security controls, when implemented correctly, can prevent around 80% of cyber attacks. Organisations wishing to do business with the government (and, increasingly, in private sector companies) are now required to demonstrate compliance with Cyber Essentials at tender and/or contract award stage.

Find out how cyber essentials works, how it can benefit your company, what the requirements are for achieving certification, and how to do all of this cost-effectively and without too much effort.

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Alan Calder

Alan Calder

Founder and Executive Chairman of IT Governance Ltd

Alan Calder is an acknowledged international cyber security guru and a leading author on information security and IT governance. Alan co-wrote the definitive compliance guide, IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002 (now in its sixth edition), which is the basis for the UK Open University’s postgraduate course on information security. This work draws on his experience leading the world’s first successful implementation of BS 7799 (now ISO 27001 – the international standard for information security). Alan has been involved in the development of a wide range of information security management training courses that have been accredited by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications. Alan consults widely for clients in the UK and abroad, and is a regular media commentator and speaker.


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