Protect your business from the growing risk of attack

Cyber crime has increased exponentially over the part couple of years. Especially since the COVID pandemic resulted in a lot of businesses adapting to new measures and employees working remotely.

Cyber crime now runs as a service, with the use of Botnets, Ransomware, The Darkness and Crypto-hacking. Cyber criminals are now using new technologies to pose harm and threats to people and companies world wide.

In June 2021, 700 million users of the networking platform LinkedIn had their data leaked and posted for sale on the Dark Web. This data exposure impacted 92% of 756 million users. The hacker "God User" boasted that they were selling a database of 700 million LinkedIn accounts. Cybercrime study found that criminals are adapting their attack methods by targeting the human layer — the weakest link in cyber defence — through increased ransomware with phishing and social engineering attacks as a path to entry.

IMB state on their ‘Cost Of Data Breach Report in 2021’ that they saw the highest average cost rise of a data breach in 17 years. Costs from $3.86 million rising to US $4.24 million on an annual basis.

The dramatic increase of cyber crime and attacks demonstrate why cyber security is an increasing worry on a national scale for the Government and firms in the UK and Europe. So much so the UK Government released a policy paper in November 2016 called the ‘National Cyber Strategy.’ Which has since been newly published in December 2021 for 2022 bringing the policy in line with recent technological updates and figures.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The European Data Protection Regulation became applicable as of 25th May 2018. The GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the Europe. They are regulations to ensure companies are sufficiently protecting any data they may store.

Any company operating in the EU must comply with rules governing the use of the data collected and stored – or face a fine of up to 4% of global turnover.

Since the introduction of the Regulations British Airways (BA) have faced a record fine of £183 million and Marriott Hotel Group faced a fine of £99 million due to serious breaches in the Protection Regulation.

The Future of Cyber Security Birmingham 2022 will offer executives the opportunity to hear about best practice approaches to the new regulation in terms of technology and strategy. We will examine how much work has already been completed by businesses adapting and what they have incorporated over the past 3 years since the development of the GDPR. Ensuring to leave executives with some sturdy quick-fire tips.

The event is exclusive, invite-only cyber security conference for senior professionals so will be a closed-door, invite-only conference and expedition featuring over 300 hand-picked senior executives from major UK firms.

Aimed at board level executives and senior IT decision-makers from government and industries including critical infrastructure, retail, healthcare and financial services.

The Future of Cyber Security Birmingham 2022 aims to help businesses to stay one step ahead of cyber attackers through a number of insightful sessions not available at any other cyber security conference.

Providing essential intelligence that enables senior personnel to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals as the attack surface expands. Covering cyber security, skills and GDPR in the morning and topics including IoT, ransomware and AI in the afternoon.

The conference covers today's cyber security trends and threats across Europe – as well as those of the future – equipping delegates with the tools and technology needed to cope in an increasingly complex landscape.

It follows the huge success of our events in London. This one-day exclusive conference brings 300 senior decision-makers face to face with leading cyber security specialists. Covering the strategic needs of all enterprises, providing delegates with a unique opportunity to learn from thought leaders in the field and gain hands-on experience with the latest technology.

A programme with a difference

The Future of Cyber Security Birmingham 2022 features a unique programme that allows delegates to choose the topics that interest them most.

There will be an increased opportunity to network with CSOs and senior board level colleagues. Meanwhile, sessions will deliver top level intelligence briefings on cyber security – featuring new technologies and trends and looking at the impact of regulation and government strategy.

These sessions will be structured in a practical way to encourage delegates to enhance the cyber security strategies of their organisations.

Learning key up to date strategic information on the hottest topics in cyber security. Including ransomware and the insider threat, delivered by major organisations that are the leading edge of development in these fields.

Unrivalled opportunities for cyber security specialists

The associated Future of Cyber Security Birmingham exhibition provides suppliers in this field with an unrivalled platform to showcase their products and services. 

The exhibition will benefit from a high volume of visitors throughout the day, with the targeted nature of the conference drawing a national audience of senior decision-makers. 

Contact us if you would like to register as an exhibitor at the Cyber Security Birmingham Event.

As always, we extend a very warm welcome to all our colleagues who share a commitment to improving data security.

Learn more about The Future of Cyber Security Birmingham 2022 or register as a delegate.