Cyber security up for discussion at University Campus Aylesbury Vale Breakfast Briefing

The subject of cyber security will be placed under the spotlight at a special Breakfast Briefing to be held from 8.00 am to 10.00 am at the University Campus Aylesbury Vale in Walton Road, Aylesbury on Friday 27 January. Phillip Wood MBE, director of the Cyber Resilience Centre at University Campus Aylesbury Vale, will explain and discuss the continuing and increasing growth of cyber threats.

The event is primarily aimed at businesses and organisations in the region and designed to raise awareness, while at the same time offering guidance and advice on managing cyber risks, protecting against crime and mitigating information loss in today’s increasingly digital world.

University Campus Aylesbury Vale is a strategic partnership between Buckinghamshire New University and Aylesbury College. On the day, academics from the University’s Resilience, Business and Computing teams will also be available to talk about how they can help organisations to become more ‘cyber resilient’.

Phillip Wood MBE

Phillip Wood MBE

Wood, who’s also head of the School for Management and Professional Studies at Buckinghamshire New University, informed Risk UK: “This Breakfast Briefing looks at how we can consider the safe and secure use of our computers and mobile devices in a world now filled with unscrupulous hackers and cyber criminals. We will discuss what cyber is, who the adversaries are, what we can do about cyber protection and how companies and individuals might summon help.”

Wood continued: “Cyber threats could come from individuals, organised criminals, terrorists or even Governments. Threat actors are targeting the vulnerable and unprotected to steal their money or damage businesses and national interests. Potential criminals know that today’s individuals are technology-dependent. They also know that people generally don’t understand the threat in front of them. Most importantly, they know that our mobile and connected lives make their job as criminals so much easier.”

*For more details on the Breakfast Briefing (which is running under the banner ‘Cyber Security In A Modern Technological World’) and to book your place visit:

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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