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    Cyber Essentials: Can you afford not to be Secure

    Start date: 23/10/2014
    Cost: Free Click Link to Book

    Presentation Suite Innovation Centre
    Sci-Tech Daresbury
    Keckwick Ln
    WA4 4AD
    United Kingdom

    Thursday, 23 October 2014 from 08:30 to 11:00 (BST)

    Due to recent developments, we will be presenting the detail of Cyber Essentials -the newly established government scheme for businesses to commit to at least a basic level of cyber security to protect themselves and their clients from the growing threat.

    Within the North West, the skillsets and services required to cover every aspect of Cyber Essentials are available; from initial consultation right through to certification. Cyber Essentials Certification Body Xyone Cyber Security and Accreditation Body, QG Management Standards are enthusiastic about developing this unique position within the region and beyond.

    “From October 1st 2014, UK organisations bidding for government contracts that involve the handling of sensitive and personal information and the provision of certain technical products and services must be able to prove compliance with Cyber  Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus,  depending on specific requirements.” UK Government

    Attendees will gain an understanding of:

    • The growing risk of cyber attacks to SMEs
    • The internal and external threats affecting your business
    • What Cyber Essentials is, what it costs and who it’s for
    • How Cyber Essentials will affect tendering for Government contracts
    • How Daresbury residents and network members can achieve certification
    • The roles of NW based certification and accreditation bodies


    08:30am- 09:00am
    Welcome, refreshments and networking

    09:00am- 09:20am
    The need for Cyber Essentials Stephen Robinson, Xyone

    09:20am- 09:40am
    How to achieve Cyber Essentials Brian Lightowler, QG Management  Standard

    09:40am- 10:00am
    Certification to Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus: Tony Wilson, CISSP Consultant

    10:00am- 10:20am

    10:20am- 11:OOam
    Refreshments and networking

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