Cyber security for start-up businesses

19 Oct 2021

Free webinar: 19 October 2021, 10am

This webinar will explore the cyber security essentials every start-up business should know: the types of threats out there, the measures available to you to prevent attacks, and how to defend yourself effectively against cyber crime without breaking the bank.

Cyber security is one of the most important factors to consider when running a business – yet so many are unaware of how to protect themselves from cyber attacks. The cost of cyber attacks on businesses can be devastating, and for a start-up, a simple mistake could end your business journey early. This webinar, brought to you in partnership with the North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC), is the perfect cyber security 101 session for start-up businesses. As a start-up, now is arguably the best time to start your cyber security journey to protect yourself in the future, and pick up some early quick cyber wins, as will be explored in this session.

This session will lead you through how attacks occur, the motivations of attackers, and crucially how to use the technology you already have to defend yourself. Cyber security doesn’t have to cost you much – but cyber attacks will, so it’s important you know how to use the tools at your disposal. Topics include backing up data, mobile devices, passwords, two-factor authentication (2FA), and an introduction to cyber security policy and procedures.

During the webinar, you will learn: 

  • how cyber-attacks occur
  • the motivations of attackers
  • how individuals can use technology they already have to defend their business
  • cyber security measures and how to implement these


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Speakers and partners

Martin Wilson

Martin Wilson of Durham Constabulary has sixteen years policing experience across various policing roles. Prior to joining the NEBRC, Martin was part of the North East Special Operations Unit (NERSOU). He specialised in Cyber Protect, Prevent and Prepare work streams, leading on new and innovative work, and helping businesses understand and prepare for cyber-attack. Martin and his cyber teams have been recognised locally, regionally and nationally, winning awards for their crime prevention work.