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The hidden human cost of cyber

Did you know that your people are the biggest risk to your business when it comes to cyber-attacks? 

In the UK, a business is successfully hacked every 19 seconds – and 93 per cent of cyber-attacks happen due to human error. 

People – The Hidden Human Cost of Cyber is the first in a series of five free events to help Herefordshire businesses to learn more about current, relevant industry topics to help build your business resilience. 

The interactive networking session takes place at the Cyber Quarter – Midlands Centre for Cyber Security at Skylon Park on this Tuesday, October 18, from 8.30am until 11.45am. 

Ellen Kay, human factors specialist at Cyber Quarter, said: “Those who come along will hear about two case studies – Company A, which closed after a cyber-attack, and Company B, which thrived after a cyber-attack.  

“You will learn technical tips to make sure yours is a business that can not only survive but thrive during this economic crisis that holds increased cyber vulnerabilities.” 

The session will also include experts in HR matters who will offer advice about ensuring your employees’ health and well-being, especially around the issue of stress. According to the Health & Safety Executive, 11 million working days are lost to sickness each year, and stress is the biggest cause. 

The Cyber Quarter’s business resilience programme, which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is for senior business personnel. 

Places are limited – register here to secure your free place. 

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