Layer 8 Offers Free Cyber Event for Local Charities During National Cyber-Security Awareness Month

Here at Layer8 we strive to make the cyber security world as safe as possible both within businesses and at home. We do this by engaging employees in a conversation about security that is meaningful and helps facilitate change.

On the 29th October – We are offering local charities the opportunity to attend our live interactive workshop called ‘The Hackers Perspective’. The session will be from 10.00am – 12.00pm at Layer 8 HQ in Colworth Park, Sharnbrook, Beds.

Phishing remains the most common form of attack on charities, with 81% of those who identified an attack or breach listing fraudulent emails as the cause. Technical measures are important in stopping these attacks but the strongest link remains staff, trustees and volunteers.

Attendees will understand why hackers are so successful and experience how it feels to be a victim of a scam and how the hacker achieved their goal.

They’ll have the opportunity to listen to a real scam call and explore the tricks used by the scammer to extract the information from the victim.

Attendees leave knowing key threats to the business, what business and personal information might be targeted and the sophistication of social engineers.

A common misconception about cyber attackers is they use only highly advanced tools and techniques to hack into people’s computers.  This is simply not true. Cyber attackers have learned that often the easiest way to steal your information, hack your accounts, or infect your systems is by tricking you into making a mistake. This is more commonly known as Social engineering.

Social engineering is the term used for a broad range of malicious activities accomplished through human interactions such as Phishing, Spear Phishing, Vishing Baiting and Tailgating. It uses psychological manipulation to trick users into making security mistakes or giving away sensitive information.

To register your interest please email stating your name, charity and how many spaces you would like (up to 5 per charity).

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