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Cyber Security for You and Your Business

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Did you know, more than 50% of all reported crime is now cyber and fraud? And that is despite the fact that it’s significantly underreported?

According to a 2023 survey, 32% of small businesses reported a breach or cyber incident in the previous 12 months. Sadly, we are heading towards an era of WHEN … not IF!

Join us for the morning, where we will highlight how you can protect yourself, your information, your accounts and your clients.

If you, either as an individual or an SME, use the internet and email you’ll benefit from joining this workshop to learn more about the risks we all face. Discover not only how you can be targeted by cybercrime and fraud, but also how you can become collateral damage.

The session is non-technical and covers everything from the basics of keeping devices protected through to fraud and scams affecting SMEs – including signposting to a wealth of resources available free of charge to improve your cyber resilience. It is not a technical update for IT – it’s for you, the end-user!

  • Current threats to the small business / self-employed sector with some local examples
  • Protecting your devices and online accounts
  • An overview of the variety of zero cost resources available to you
  • How, where and when to report

The facilitator for this workshop is Samantha HANCOCK from Derbyshire Police Cybercrime Unit. Samantha has worked for the Police for over 20 years, specialised in this growing area of crime since 2016 and is a qualified Crime Prevention and Design Out Crime Adviser.

Book your place for this workshop here.

Further information

The location has accessible toilets and parking in close proximity.

We are keen to ensure you have the best possible experience. If you have any specific requirements, please kindly let us know by ticking the accessibility box when booking and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a member of the team before booking, please either email or call 01246 267703 and reference the event that you are interested in attending.

This event is open to Chesterfield based businesses. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis (based on one place per organisation). If you would like to attend, please book a place as soon as possible.

By booking, you give consent for Chesterfield Borough Council Innovation Support Programme to contact you regarding this event and to your details being stored within our records. Chesterfield Borough Council is a registered data controller and will process your personal data in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 and other applicable legislation.

The Council will use your personal data to process this booking. You will receive communications from us that are necessary for the Council to manage this and provide support.

Privacy Notice

The Council seeks to comply fully with data protection laws and ensures all our contractors and suppliers also comply. For more information about how your personal data is used please see our Privacy Notice

This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund


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  • Dunston Innovation Centre, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, S41 8NG


  • 10am - 12:30pm


  • Free for Chesterfield businesses or organisations

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