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Event - Cyber-Attacks: Why they happen and how to stop them


 “There are two types of organisations: those that have been hacked, and those that don’t know they’ve been hacked.”

- John Chamber, Executive Chairman and former CEO.

In brief

Are you anxious about the vulnerabilities that may be going undetected in your IT systems? Perhaps your business has been hacked in the past and you want to safeguard against future attacks. Or worse, you may be concerned that you have been breached without even knowing. If these issues sound familiar, you should attend this event.

The context

Too many business leaders feel guilty about not giving cyber-security enough consideration and investment. The idea that cyber-security threats and vulnerabilities may be going undetected is enough make anyone lose sleep. And rightly so.

Attacks are growing in frequency, severity and sophistication. As our world becomes ever more connected, every business has become a digital business. There’s no place for complacency or ignorance anymore.

More UK businesses than ever are facing the threat of data breaches. Often these breaches are not discovered until weeks, months or in some cases years later, when the damage has already been done.

Alarmingly, Newcastle tops the national table for cyber-security problems. Over 93% of businesses in Newcastle and surrounding areas have reported losses or breaches of data. These hacks usually stem from poor or outdated network security.

It pains these organisations when they find out these attacks could have been easily detected and prevented.

At this event, you will learn how and why the ‘hacker economy’ has grown so rapidly, and the steps you can take protect your business.

Who should attend?

Business owners, IT Directors – anyone concerned about cyber-security and wanting to take steps to protect their assets.


9.30am – 10.00am

Networking and refreshments

Teas, coffees, juices and a selection of pastries will be provided.

10.00am – 10.15am

Welcome - Sean Ball - Marketing Executive, Forfusion

Sean will kick things off and give an overview of why cyber-security is such a growing part of Forfusion’s IT consultancy business.

10.15am - 11.00am

Cyber-Security in the Real World - Adam Denyer-Hampton – Security Specialist, Cisco

The hacker economy is big business. Many organisations underestimate or misunderstand the scale of vulnerabilities across their IT systems. Adam will outline how cyber-attacks happen with live demonstrations, and the steps you can take to protect your data..

11.00am – 11.20am

Proving the Value of Cyber-Security - Jay MacDonald, Architectural Lead (Security), Comstor

How can you prove the need to invest in cyber-security to the wider business without spending any budget up front? Jay will explain how this question can be answered with the Cisco Security ‘Proof of Value’ scheme Comstor is currently running in partnership with Forfusion.


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