BHETA webinar to focus on cyber crime

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to hold a training webinar on cyber crime prevention.  The speaker will be Arun Barnard, Cyber Protect Officer at the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit (ROCU), and the event will take place on November 23rd at 10:30am.

With cyber-attacks having the potential to cause significant damage to bottom line, as well as reputation and consumer trust, the webinar will be an educational introduction to safeguarding measures.  It will offer concise training on the fundamentals of cyber security, ways to stay safe, how to identify phishing, scams, social engineering etc., and where to report anything suspicious.

Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions directly to Arun.

Steve Richardson, BHETA’s marketing manager, said: “According to the Government’s policy paper on cyber crime (updated February 2022) 39% of businesses had experienced a cyber attack in the preceding twelve months, some up to once a week!  With an average cost to each of £4,200 for SMEs rising to £19,400 for larger companies, this is a serious threat, and I would urge members to attend this event to review their security.”

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