Ibis Hotel - cyber crime forum South Cheshire Chamber

South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with police to drive home the message of staying safe online.

A Cyber Safe Forum launches at the Ibis Styles Hotel in Crewe on March 29 when businesses will hear from Cheshire Constabulary safety experts Alison Gabbot and Mark Cotton.

Businesses will be introduced to the terminology associated with cyber crime including malware, phishing, bot nets and ransomware.

They will be given guidance on how to protect themselves from high-tech crooks who use the speed, convenience and anonymity of the internet to steal money and identity.

Chamber events co-ordinator Daryl Williams said: “Cyber crime is on the increase with criminals using a variety of methods to steal personal and business data, to infringe copyright and commit fraud.

“It has now surpassed illegal drug trafficking as a criminal money-maker and somebody’s identity is stolen every three seconds as a result of cybercrime.

“The Chamber wants to ensure members do not fall victim and has introduced this new forum to help keep them informed and minimise the threat.”

Forum meetings, sponsored by Ibis Styles and South Cheshire IT company Prism Solutions, will take place quarterly and are open to Chamber members only.

They will open up debate regarding current issues, concerns and threats and encourage best cyber-safe practice.

Delegates will hear more about Cheshire Police Cyber Crime activities, the support they offer and how they respond to any cyber-crime issues.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

For more information on joining the Chamber and attending an event visit www.sccci.co.uk or call 01270 445404.

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