Lincolnshire will be joining the expanding national cyber resilience network to support businesses through the launch of the Lincolnshire Cyber Security Forum.
The forum will be launched at a breakfast meeting at 7.30am on April 17 at the Elliott Rooms at BG University in Lincoln, where all businesses and interested computer students are invited.
The forum is jointly promoted by Lincolnshire Police (including the National Cyber Security Centre), the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and local businesses and will act as a local hub/outlet for all of the current and future national cyber initiatives, and help local businesses to advance their digital defences.
The meeting will help set the future agenda to support local businesses.
Chair of the forum planning group Mike Johnson said: “We hope a wide range of businesses will join us to help shape Lincolnshire’s digital future and link us to national programmes and local best practice.”
Neil Sharpley FSB Policy Chair covering Cyber Crime added: “Forums like this are vital and important.
“We need to help all local businesses to be cyber aware and protected, and show that Lincolnshire is a leading digitally switched-on place to do business.”
The forum plans to hold four events a year, focusing on both new IT developments and threats, and helping all businesses to find affordable and manageable cyber defence procedures.