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MyMoney webinar: Cyber threats and the self-employed: how you can protect and prepare yourself whilst online

  • Webinar

Cyber security is a growing concern across all sizes of business, and with 99 per cent of freelancers stating that technology is vital for their remote working, cyber security is of vital importance.

This webinar will focus on cyber security threats the self-employed may experience.  The emphasis of the webinar will be on the human element when using technology and the World Wide Web.  Vulnerabilities from Open Source Intelligence research and Social Engineering tactics will be considered along with some good processes when responding to a cyber security incident.

Hear from the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit for expert guidance.  This webinar will be useful for anyone who is self-employed and will benefit attendees in both their personal and professional lives.

The webinar will cover:

  • Raise general awareness of threats when online in your professional and personal lives
  • Highlight vulnerabilities from social media and open sources
  • Develop awareness on preparation for a cyber security disaster

After the webinar, attendees will have a better awareness of:

  • The current policing landscape and the threat, risk and harm
  • OSINT and social engineering
  • Brief psychology of scams
  • How to prepare

Plus there will be plenty of time for questions. As always, email your questions in advance to [email protected] with the subject ‘Questions for the My Money cyber threats webinar’.

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Patrick is a Detective Constable and Cyber Protect Officer within the Regional Organised Crime Unit for the West Midlands (ROCUWM).  WMROCU has the responsibility of protecting the communities in the West Midlands from serious and organised crime.

He has served within the Police for eighteen years in a variety of Intelligence and Investigation departments pursuing those engaged in serious and organised criminality.  Prior to this Patrick has served in a variety of public services, including reserve and regular military service. Patrick also has a good understanding of Cyber Security from an academic standpoint having studied a BSc Risk and Security Management and an MSc Criminal Investigation and Cyber Security.  In addition to his day job Patrick is an associate lecturer of criminology at a Midlands University.

This webinar is part of the My Money event - a month of financial guidance just for the self-employed. Visit the My Money website for further details and to sign up to other webinars throughout November. All MyMoney webinars are free to attend.

All webinars at the MyMoney event aim to provide guidance and not financial advice. We recommend you always complete your own research to ensure it is right for your specific circumstances.