Summit focus on fighting the war on e-crime ; CYBERCRIME COSTS Pounds 974M A YEAR [Northeast Region] [Daily Post (Liverpool, England)]
(Daily Post (Liverpool, England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUSINESSES across North Wales are being urged to attend the e- Crime Wales summit to equip themselves with the knowledge to protect themselves and their customers from a rising wave of cybercrime.
The latest figures estimate cyber crime costs the Welsh economy almost Pounds 974m per year, The Summit, which will be held on March 27 at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, will give businesses practical up to date information on how to stay safe from the latest threats and keep abreast of hot topics like cloud and mobility.
With employees increasingly using their own smartphones and tablets for work purposes - known as 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) - Justin Woolen from Cisco Systems will present easy to understand advice on how to develop policies to safely and securely take advantage of the opportunities the technology presents.
Industry experts will present on other important issues such as cloud, payment card threats, managing data breaches and protecting intellectual property.
Delegates will have the opportunity to network with other businesses, sharing experiences and best practice.
Welsh Business Minister Edwina Hart said: "Through the work of e- Crime Wales, Wales is rightly seen as a leader on e-Crime issues and we're committed to ensuring Wales is a safe and secure place to do business.
"But there's no room for complacency, e-Crime is constantly evolving, and so businesses in Wales have a responsibility to both their employees and customers to make sure that defences against attacks are absolute. "No matter which sector you operate in, the e- Crime Summit will provide the easy to implement information to protect your business' future."
e-Crime Wales is a partnership between the four Welsh police forces, the Welsh Government.
It is regarded as an European leader in raising awareness of cyber crime and sharing knowledge to combat and report e-Crimes in all their forms.
. To register for the e-Crime Summit 2013 go to ecrimewales.com/ summit2013
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