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Wed 29th Mar 2017
Cyber Crime Event Highlights the need to Protect Business and Consumers
29 Mar 2017
March 29, 2017
The Northern Ireland Business Crime Partnership will be hosting a special event to take place in Belfast City Hall on 29 March that will explore best practices in cyber security and give a chance for business across all sectors to contribute to share their challenges and learning in this area.
Cybercrime is the fastest changing and fastest growing area of criminal activity that affects business. Using computer technology, criminals attempt to commit different types of crime, ranging from the theft of personal information, the transfer of financial assets to the seizing of business computer systems for ransom.
The event will discuss the best ways to prevent becoming a victim by understanding how these criminals operate and to recognise and remedy cyber security weaknesses which may be exploited. Participants will hear from experts in the field such as Dr Hugo Rosemont: Policy Adviser on Crime at the British Retail Consortium, Laura Gillespie, Pinsent Masons and a Senior Detective from the PSNI Cyber Crime Centre.
Speaking on Behalf of the Business Crime Partnership, Chief Superintendent Chris Noble said:
“the volume, complexity and impact of Cyber Crime is a growing threat to personal and business safety and security. The PSNI has invested significantly in its capacity to investigate Cyber Crime in all its guises and formats but the number one priority is to prevent harm or loss happening in the first place.
The PSNI Cyber Crime Centre will continue to actively promote the Cyber Essentials Scheme and use of the Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP) as mechanisms for businesses to share information and protect themselves from cyber harm.
We know that Cyber-crime, whether dependant or enabled, will continue to cross boundaries and morph to avoid detection and prevention, so a string and dynamic partnership between the business community and law enforcement agencies will be key to responding to this challenge.”
Business Crime Partnership member, Aodhán Connolly, Director of the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium, added;
“This event is a must attend for businesses that have or want to have an online presence. In our industry alone, more than half (53%) of retail fraud now originates online, according to our annual retail crime survey.”
Places at this event are strictly limited to 80 and must be booked in advance by going to brc.org.uk/events
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