Building Cyber Resilience Conference
Over 100 senior leaders and trustees attended the conference with the growing realisation among the voluntary and community sector that cyber resilience is no longer simply the responsibility of the ‘tech guys’ but rather should be met with a collective approach at every organisational level.
NICVA organised the Building Cyber Resilience conference with the understanding that the voluntary and community sector is becoming increasingly dependent upon digital services and as a result is increasingly at risk of coming under cyber attack. Therefore, it is vitally important to NICVA that the challenge of keeping organisations safe from cyber fraud and data breaches should be a priority for senior leaders and trustees, as well as being at the forefront of risk management structures in every organisation.
Speakers ranged from the public, private and third sector:
- PSNI Cyber Investigator Gerry McCarragher
- Conrad Simpson from Cyphra
- Experts from the National Cyber Security Centre
- Joe Dolan from NI Cyber Security Centre
Similar experience and advice from each speaker highlighted the case for a collaborative, cross-sector approach to building cyber resistance. Each speaker provided case studies of poor cyber security and in turn offered practical advice to avoid phishing scams and ransomware attacks, an ever increasing issue for the voluntary and community sector. Emphasis was also placed on the need for training to enable staff and volunteers to feel comfortable using digital services within the workplace.
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