Layer 8 Offers FREE Cyber Event to Local Businesses 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 6th November – We are offering local businesses 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.

 

76% of businesses reported being a victim of a phishing attack in the last year. Technical measures are important in stopping these attacks but the strongest link remains our employees.

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 enquiries@layer8ltd.co.uk stating your name, business and how many spaces you would like (up to 5 per business).

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