Resilience against cybercrime

Date: Wednesday 1st March 2023
Time: 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Location: TLT LLP, 3 Hardman Square , Central Manchester , M3 3EB
Cost: Free
SME Club

Cyber crime is at an all-time high, with the UK ranking as one of the most frequently attacked countries in the world. With SMEs making up a large percentage of the national business population and cyber-attacks happening on a daily basis, cyber prevention is an ever-present concern for IT professionals and business leaders alike. Despite this fact, only 23% of UK businesses have a formal cyber security strategy in place.*

During this event, co-hosted by the North West Cyber Resilience Centre and Air IT, you’ll learn about the latest threats and attacks, and most importantly, what action you can take to prevent your business from becoming the next statistic.

Attendees will hear from Detective Inspector Dan Giannasi at the North West Cyber Resilience Centre who will explain the current threat landscape, and how businesses can protect themselves regardless of size or budget.

As specialists in managed cyber security for SMEs, Air IT’s Lee Johnson will simulate a live cyber-attack using the same tactics, techniques and procedures as real-world cybercriminals - helping you to identify and understand the different ways your business and users can protect themselves from such threats.

To register for this free event, please sign up at the link below.

*UK Government, Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022

About the Speakers:

DI Dan Giannasi Head of Cyber & Innovation - North West Cyber Resilience Centre

Detective Inspector Dan Giannasi brings over 15 years of Policing experience to the North West Cyber Resilience Centre. Having worked across a diverse range of investigative roles including public protection, digital investigations and cybercrime.

Dan maintains close links with the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) and local forces to help local forces provide accessible, consistent, government-backed support and training to organisations of all sizes.

Lee Johnson Chief Technology & Information Security Officer - Air IT

As Chief Technology & Information Security Officer at Air IT, Lee Johnson is responsible for Air IT’s technical development and the operation of their specialist cyber security division, Air Sec.

Working with industry-leading vendors such as Microsoft, Datto, IASME and Sentinel One, Lee ensures that Air IT deliver the most secure and innovative solutions to over 1,300 clients across the UK.

Amongst his many achievements, Lee is ITIL and PRINCE2 certified and has previously gained a range of prestigious industry accreditations including Microsoft and Cisco. He is also a member of the GCHQ Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP), which aims to unite industry and government against the threat of cyber security to the UK economy.

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.

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