It’s sometimes said that “what you don’t know can’t hurt you”. But in relation to cyber security, what you don’t know can very definitely hurt you. And your business. So says the PWC Global Economic Crime Survey, which in 2014 found that respondents expected levels of cyber crime to double in the following two years.
So what are the threats facing New Zealand businesses like yours? What has gone horribly wrong for others in the cyber security space? How safe is your data when stored in the cloud? Could you data be stolen and held pending bitcoin ransom? Could your emails be intercepted for nefarious purposes? Is your website at risk of being hacked? How can your business protect itself online? What are others doing to mitigate the risks?
We have assembled a quality panel to discuss these issues – and while there is no absolute silver bullet, there are strategies that can dramatically reduce the risk to your business.
This Business Owners Forum event will be held at the BNZ Partners facility on Constellation Drive, North Harbour at 5:30pm for a 5:40pm start on Thursday 18 August – and will run through to 7:00pm.
As always for Business Owners Forum events, this session will be free of charge and completely free of sales pitches from the supporters or the panellists. And there will be pizza, beer and wine to lubricate quality discussion.
Business Owners Forums are held monthly – alternating between Whangarei, Albany and Newmarket venues. Although no two Business Owners Forum events are the same, this event will be more or less repeated in Newmarket on Wednesday 21 September.
If you’d like to attend this event, email Fraser Hurrell (email@example.com) before this event fills up. And if you’d like to be included on the invite list for future events, just add your contact details in the box to the right.