Cyber security seminar this Wednesday will provide free advice for businesses on protecting themselves from cyber crime
Businesses of all sizes are at serious risk of cyber attacks that could cause financial loss and reputational damage. That’s according to Paul Browne, Managing Director of Hybrid Technology Partners, a Limerick-based technology services firm.
Mr. Browne was speaking ahead of a free cyber security seminar taking place at the Bunratty Castle Hotel this Wednesday, 15th November, beginning at 9.30am. Ireland’s Deputy Data Commissioner, John O’Dwyer, will be the keynote speaker at the event.
Speaking in advance of the seminar, Paul Browne said: “Cyber attacks don’t just affect major international companies. All businesses, no matter their size or location, are at risk of attack.
“Cyber criminals are very sophisticated and use complex software, which means businesses of all sizes and in all sectors can be infected by malicious viruses. This can result in a loss of highly sensitive data, such as customers’ personal information.
“Cyber attacks can have serious financial and reputational implications for businesses, and can take months and years to recover from. A recent survey has shown that 36 per cent of Irish businesses have experienced a cyber attack already this year, and this is likely to increase. Our seminar will equip businesses in the mid-west region with knowledge on how to protect their customers and their business.”
Free advice for attendees
In addition to Paul Browne and Deputy Data Commissioner John O’Dwyer, other speakers at Wednesday’s seminar will include:
- Urban Schrott, IT Security and Cybercrime Analyst with ESET Ireland;
- Laura Kavanagh, Head of Marketing at JJ Kavanagh & Sons; and
- Catriona Tierney of Limerick’s Live 95FM in the role of MC.
IT experts from Hybrid Technology Partners will be in attendance throughout the event to provide one-to-one consultations and advice to attendees.
The seminar will cover cyber security, data protection and the IT systems and software that will help businesses save money, operate more efficiently and protect their business. It is organised in partnership with ESET Ireland, a cutting-edge digital software security firm.
The seminar is free to attend, and is CPD-certified. Attendees are asked to register in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/preventing-cyber-attacks-on-your-business-be-informed-and-be-secure-tickets-39039290569.