There are so many reasons to join us for our Showcase Day on Thursday 14th June 2018. One of those will be the topics we have experts on, available to speak with on the day. As well as showcasing the latest hardware and software technology from Konica Minolta, we will be covering topic such as Cyber Crime, Business Culture Change and GDPR Beyond the Deadline.
Cyber Crime is big business. Ransomware has become a multi-billion pound "industry", and according to the Cybersecurity Ventures Ransomware Damage Report, the costs to businesses is expected to reach $11.5 billion by 2019. You probably have your networks, servers, desktops, smartphones already locked down. What about your Photocopiers, Scanners and Printers?
We will be joined by David Gibb, Cyber Protect Officer of the Cyber Crime Unit, Essex and Kent Serious Crime Directorate. David has in excess of 30 years Law Enforcement experience with Essex Police; the Serious Organised Crime Agency; Home Office, as well as the National Crime Agency. During the last decade, David have been focused on the world of Cyber Crime, where he has been the National Protect lead with the National Cyber Crime Unit, providing cybercrime mitigation at scale advice, and support to industry before taking up his current role with Essex Police as their Cyber Protect Officer.
He has attained an MSc in Forensic Computing and Cyber Investigations, as well as an Information Security Management accreditation with both CISM and CompTIA Security Plus accreditations. His role with Essex Police is one of working with the business community to raise awareness of this growing crime, and providing advice on how to protect ourselves from becoming victims of Cyber crime by implementing some basic practices. He delivers this through various means, such as social media, magazine articles, radio but primarily attending events like ours.
Whatever business we are in, we rely on the internet. We buy and sell; we contact our customers and use it for logistical support. However, with all the opportunity it brings, it is important to remember the risks. There are criminals who will take advantage of the anonymity of the online world and deceive, hack and steal if the opportunity arises. This doesn’t mean your business should not use the internet, but by implementing a few basic security processes and making staff aware of the threats, you can make a significant difference to reducing your chances of becoming a victim. At the DCS Showcase, I aim to help the guests identify common types of Cyber Crime, and ways you can protect yourself and your business from them.
David Gibb, Cyber Protect Officer of the Cyber Crime Unit, Essex and Kent Serious Crime Directorate
Click on the link below to check out our Events page dedicated to the day, and register for attendance for you, your colleagues and customers too.