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Cyber-security workshop in Exeter

A morning workshop on cyber-security with Optimising IT and Devon & Cornwall Police

Tuesday 30th April 2019 / 8.30am – 11am

The XCentre, Commercial Road, Exeter, EX2 4AD

Who is your weakest link?

95% of cyber-attacks start with an employee being tricked.

On Tuesday 30th April, Optimising IT’s Head of Consultancy – Todd Gifford (CISSP), and Devon & Cornwall Cyber Protect Officer – Laura Cowie, will be sharing their experiences and insights into the dark world of cybercrime. You will find out why social engineering works and even be tasked with delving into the hacker mindset. You will hear of real-life cybercrime cases and learn how to identify cyber vulnerabilities in your supply chain.

With cyber-incidents being the no.1 risk to UK business, you’ll walk away with a clear understanding of the most prevalent cyber-threats facing your organisation, how to locate cyber vulnerabilities and ultimately prevent becoming another cybercrime statistic.


Please RSVP by 23rd April 2019 to confirm your place, call us on 0330 403 0011 or click below to confirm your place by email.

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Agenda & Timings

  • 8.30am
    Coffee and Networking
  • 9.00am
    Laura Cowie will highlight the latest cyber-threats to your organisation, share real cybercrime cases, and provide actionable cyber-security protection advice
  • 10.00am
    Break for refreshments
  • 10.15am
    Todd Gifford will explain why social engineering works, leading into a hacker mindset activity, concluding on how to spot the weak link in your supply chain and what can happen if you don’t.
  • 11.00am
    Close with Q&A

Todd Gifford
Head of Consultancy

  • 20 years in IT, 12 working within Information Security related positions
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP, no. 540101)
  • ISO27001 Lead Auditor
  • Experience working within both Public and Private sector PCI DSS Expertise
  • Holistic GDPR Consultancy and implementation for multi-site/multi-national Public and Private organisations

Laura Cowie
Cyber Protect Officer for the Devon & Cornwall Police

  • Reducing the overall impact of cybercrime is a key priority and through awareness raising and advocating preventative measures, Laura educates individuals and businesses to help protect themselves and their IT infrastructure against the growing threat.
  • Based in the Digital Capabilities Unit, Laura has been in the Cyber Protect role since January 2017 after moving from her previous post with the South West Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit.


Please RSVP by 23rd April 2019 to confirm your place, call us on 0330 403 0011 or click below to confirm your place by email.

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