Midlands Business Leaders and Executives have been invited to learn how they can “Lead from The Top On Cyber Security” by leading IT company Your IT Department.

The award-winning provider of IT support and cyber security solutions have pulled together experts from the worlds of cyber security, cyber awareness training and insurance to provide a wholistic view of the problem and the solutions available.

Lee Hewson, Managing Director said “We know there is a clear need and desire for education around cyber security. It’s something we talk to our clients about all of the time. Business leaders know they need to do something, but often don’t know where to start.  They often dismiss cyber security as a ‘IT problem’. It really isn’t, it’s a business problem.”

Lee continued “SME’s are attacked every day, and the consequences can be devastating. You can see all kinds of figures being quoted when it comes to the average cost of a cyber-attack. However, it’s the unquantifiable costs that really add up. Loss of reputation and trust from your customers can cost you your business, whilst staff expect to be protected and will leave if they are not.”

The event is being held at DoubleTree by Hilton Nottingham – Gateway, Nuthall Road, Nottingham. NG8 6AZ on 26th April over lunch from Noon to 2.30pm and is free to attend.

Your IT Departments Sales & Marketing Director Craig Pearson explained the thinking behind the event. “Building on our previous live event in Leicester back in November we’re bringing 3 main speakers together, plus a panel. We’re focused on some of the most simple and impactful things business can do to improve their security and recovery. Unlike many other cyber security events we are not about scaring people, nor about a lot of tech talk”

“The event is designed to give some insights into the real dangers and what you can do about them. The threat level in the UK is high at the moment and world events do potentially impact every business. We also want people to enjoy the event so there will be relaxed networking and a buffet lunch for all that attend.”

The Governments Cyber Security Breaches Report, published last month, revealed just how much of an issue cyber security is for UK SME’s. Four in ten businesses (39%) 12 months to March 2022. 31% of businesses and 26% of charities estimate they were attacked at least once a week. One in five businesses (20%) and charities (19%) say they experienced a negative outcome as a direct consequence of a cyber attack, while one third of businesses (35%) and almost four in ten charities (38%) experienced at least one negative impact. for example because they require new post-breach measures, have staff time diverted or suffer wider business disruption.

Tickets can be obtained via the Your IT website at https://www.your-itdepartment.co.uk/cyber-security-event-nottingham/