Improving your Cyber Security - for small and medium sized organisations - Online **REGISTRATION CLOSED**

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5 December 2022 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

This two-hour online webinar will give you an overview of best practice in cyber security and how you can protect your organisation. It is designed for small and medium-sized organisations.

Good cyber security is all about managing risks. The process for improving and governing cyber security will be similar to the process you use for other organisational risks. As small and medium-sized organisations there are simple, cost-free actions you can take to protect your organisation from cyber risks.

This FREE online training session delivered by Tom Shields from Vertical Structure, will give you the information you need which will help you prioritise and manage your risks.

The vast majority of cyber attacks originate when someone clicks on an unsafe link or attachment. With cyber threats constantly changing, automated email security programmes only go so far to eliminate bad links. That’s why, for an organisation to be wholly secure, all levels, including board members, need to have an awareness of cyber security.

The aim of this session is to give board members an overview of their responsibilities in cyber security and actions that they can take to improve the cyber security of their organisation.


  • Basic security
  • Examples of different networks
  • Examples of different operating systems
  • Malware
  • Antivirus: What should your organisation have in place?
  • Examples of malware infections and preventions
  • Data Protection Legislation and your responsibilities
  • Invoice redirection fraud
  • Passwords

One to one follow-up clinics

We are pleased to be able to offer some of those who attend this online session a follow-up one to one clinic with Vertical Structure to help action plan to improve their cyber security and get practical help. You can request a free clinic at the end of the training session.

Feedback from last session

Excellent training in cyber security which was free and will bring immense benefit to our organisation's activities

Cyber Security is such a complex topic, but Simon broke it down and made it easy to understand for those who didn't have any prior knowledge about it whatsoever.

Ignorance is not an option as the risk is greater than we know ! Very informative session.

An enlightening experience to raise greater awareness of the dangers of cyber crime coupled with good practical advice as to how to defend against it.

The Facilitator

Tom Shields Cyber & Information Security Consultant - Tom has over 10 years experience working with global organisations, including well-known retailers, banking and IT service providers, and web hosting companies. Tom provides guidance and support on Cyber Essentials and ISO27001:2013 certifications, performing information risk management and risk assessments. He delivers training on areas such as social engineering awareness for Vertical Structure clients across a wide variety of sectors including finance, insurance, manufacturing 4.0, software development, and voluntary and charitable organisations. He is ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer certified

Cancellation Policy

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