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Delegates get advice on internet safety at cybercrime seminar

An educational seminar to raise awareness of cybercrime and promote internet safety was hosted by Uttlesford District Council on Thursday (6 July).

Cybercrime seminar

Organised by the Uttlesford Community Safety Partnership (CSP), in conjunction with the Essex Federation of Small Businesses, the seminar - titled Cybercrime - Are you safe? - included presentations from banking, insurance and IT experts, as well from the police on fraud and social media engagement issues. The themes of the day included online security and how to deter cyber criminals, IT in business, and data protection.

More than 60 delegates attended the seminar, which concluded with a question and answer session with the panel of experts.

James Taylor, chairman of the CSP, said: "The seminar was an excellent opportunity to highlight some of the more common themes around cybercrime, and I hope those who attended found it informative. On behalf of the CSP, I would like to thank the organisers, the Essex Federation of Small Businesses, the speakers who gave thoughtful and engaging presentations, and to everyone who attended."

Cybercrime is defined as any illegal activity that involves a computer or network connected device, including fraud, identity theft and scams.

The risks of cybercrime are greater than ever due to the sheer number of people and devices connected to the internet. It is therefore important that businesses and other organisations have processes in place to prevent, detect and respond to these risks, and to avoid financial and reputational damage.

11 July 2017