Cyber “Halt the Hackers” Seminar for Herefordshire Charities

After the cyber seminar I organised in August for business with the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce at Eastnor, Lady McFarlane DL, a Trustee of YSS in Hereford, thought it would be helpful to offer a similar seminar for the voluntary sector.  She hired a room at Hereford Football Club and arranged through Will Lindesay DL, Chief Executive​ hvoss (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service) to issue invitations widely.  The Lord Lieutenant and the Chairman of Herefordshire Council attended.

We had about 40 acceptances.  The speakers were James Squire, ROCU Cyber Protection Officer, West Mercia Police, Paul Burgwin, Chief Consultant, ITCONSEC Secure Consultancy, and Teejay Nichols, Fraud Analyst, Nat West.  The event was sponsored by ISO Consultants from Malvern, NFU Cyber Insurance and PC Logix IT Services of Hereford’.

It was very informative, and disturbing given the success of the criminals involved in hacking and stealing money.

James Hervey-Bathurst