This morning’s NFBP Breakfast was held at the exquisite Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst. This week’s topic was an update on Cybercrime.
Since the last Cybercrime breakfast that NFBP ran (last January), annual fraud and cybercrime losses in the UK have grown to the equivalent of £210 per adult. A total of £10.9bn was lost to the UK economy in the 12 months to April 2017 Stephen Webber and Lucy Dibdin from Hampshire Constabulary’s Economic Crime Unit delivered an insightful presentation on Cybercrime. They provided us with an update on current threats in cybercrime with key advice to help businesses protect themselves against cyber-enabled fraud and online threats.
We also discussed the human element of so-called ‘social engineering’ attacks where employees are duped by emails or phone callers into thinking they need to change for example the bank account receiving payment for a supplier invoice. There was certainly plenty to think about, and several delegates had stories of how they or their clients had been the subject of attacks.
Doing business safely online is becoming increasingly important and whilst this growth has benefitted many, the sophistication of online fraudsters is constantly evolving so it is crucial for businesses to ensure they have accounted for cybercrime in their business continuity plan.
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