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Empowering Small Businesses: Navigating Cybersecurity in a Digital Era


Cost: Free

In this digital-first world SMEs need to consider losses relating to damage to, or loss of information from, IT systems and networks.

Our expert panel will discuss the importance of prevention - the key to a sustainable business model.

Why attend

Discover how proactive measures are the keys to a resilient and secure future for your business. There will also be a chance for 1-2-1 with our experts to get some high-level advice and guidance.

You'll hear from:

Sam Kinkaid, a Detective with over 27 years’ service who for the last 9 years has been based with the Police Service of Northern Ireland Cyber Crime Centre. Having dealt with cyber related investigations such as insider threats, network intrusions and ransomware, for the past 6 years, Sam has been the Regional Cyber Protect officer and a member of the NPCC coordinated UK Cyber Protect police team.

Working with the UK Cyber Protect Team and partners such as the National Cyber Security Centre and the growing local cyber security private sector, Sam engages with local organisations and victims of cyber crime, raising staff awareness of current threats and providing advice and guidance on how both individuals and organisations can better protect themselves against common attacks. Sam also runs the popular desktop ‘Cyber Escape Room’ developed by the Metropolitan Police Protect Team with organisations across Northern Ireland.

Robert O'Brien, the Chief Evangelist and founder of MetaCompliance. With 18+ years of experience in the Cyber Security and Compliance market, MetaCompliance provides an innovative solution for staff information security awareness and incident management automation. The MetaCompliance platform was created to meet customer needs for a single, comprehensive solution to manage the people risks surrounding Cyber Security, Data Protection and Compliance.

Niall O'Doherty, the Project Director at Evide, a ‘tech for good’ organisation that specialises in digital solutions for frontline organisations to provide evidence of their social value & impact. Niall will share his insights gleaned from navigating a cyber attack ordeal last year.

Dates and venues

6 March 2024, 09:15 - 11:30
Invest NI - North Western Regional Office, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 7NR

Cost: Free

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Event organiser

NI Cyber Security Cluster
c/o Institute of Electronics Communications & Information Technology
Queen's University of Belfast Northern Ireland Science Park
United Kingdom: Northern Ireland

078 7023 7688
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