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IT Governance to host Cambridge Cyber Security Event in response to growing cyber attacks aimed at SMEs


IT Governance, the fast-growing cyber security services business, has announced that it will hold a one-day event called Cyber Security: Managing and Mitigating Risk, on Tuesday 24th September 2013 at The Hauser Forum, University of Cambridge. The event is aimed at Cambridgeshire companies that are concerned with cyber security and the impact on business that rapidly escalating cyber attacks can have. It will discuss the UK Government (BIS) 10-Steps to Cyber Security Guidance and will provide advice on appropriate measures. Places can be booked at www.itgovernance.co.uk/shop/p-1412.aspx.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance, says: “There is a clear recognition among business leaders of the business benefits of proven information security credentials. In our recent survey of 260 organisations, fully 74% of respondents say their customers prefer dealing with suppliers with such credentials, while 50% say their company has been asked about its information security measures by customers in the past 12 months. This is further evidence that cyber security is an area of activity that the C-suite cannot afford to ignore.”

According to UK Government’s statistics 90% of organisations not only suffered a malicious security breach last year, but damagingly found out about it from a third party such as a customer, competitor or supplier. In response to this growing cyber crime wave and the need to provide assurance to both customers and suppliers, the Cyber Security: Managing and Mitigating Risk event will be focused on the importance and benefits of improving an organisation’s cyber security defences.

The event will include a Cyber Security Risk Assessment Workshop facilitated by Alan Calder, who will explain how to identify and mitigate information security risk following a ten-step approach.

Attendees will benefit from an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and ask experts for advice and guidance on information security management and standards-compliance.

Speakers at the event will include William Spooner, CTO of Cambridge-based Eagle Genomics, who will outline how their SME operates an ISO 27001 Information Security Management System, and Duncan Sutcliffe, CEO of cyber insurance brokers, Sutcliffe & Co, who will talk about buying cyber insurance and how to reduce your premiums through risk assessment and mitigation strategies.

Places at the event can be booked at www.itgovernance.co.uk/shop/p-1412.aspx or by phoning +44 (0)845 070 1750.
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