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Demystifying Cyber for Community Businesses

September 13, 2021
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Online (BST)

Event Description

Navigating cybersecurity, data protection and being told of the multitude of threats out there is often difficult to comprehend.

This free webinar explains what is important and why. It cuts through the jargon and scare stories breaking down the key elements of how to protect you, your staff, your community business and your customer data.

Join us as we explore the Value, Risk and Mysticism of Cybersecurity, covering the following and more:

  • The ‘Why’ behind cybersecurity and data protection
  • The value of data
  • Customer trust and expectation
  • Passwords and securing your business
  • The need to update and manage your IT
  • Resources and actions to reduce your risk

It is brought to you by The Plunkett Foundation and presented by:

Alison Macklin, Community Business Manager, The Plunkett Foundation

Paul Maskall, Manager, Fraud & Cyber Crime Prevention, DCPCU

Gill Thomas, Director of Engagement, Capacity & Resilience, Global Cyber Alliance


The Plunkett Foundation: The Plunkett Foundation helps rural communities UK-wide to tackle the issues they face, through promoting and supporting community business. Community businesses are enterprises that are owned and run democratically by members of the community and others, on behalf of the community. They come in many forms, including shops, pubs, woodlands and anything which lends itself to community ownership. In addition to developing and safeguarding valuable assets and services, community businesses address a range of issues including isolation, loneliness, wellbeing, work and training. https://plunkett.co.uk/

DCPCU: The Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) is a unique proactive police unit, with a national remit, formed as a partnership between UK Finance, the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police together with the Home Office. https://www.ukfinance.org.uk/dcpcu-press-releases

Global Cyber Alliance: GCA, founded in 2015 by the City of London Police, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the Center for Internet Security, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Internet a safer place by reducing cyber risk. We build programs, tools, and partnerships to sustain a trustworthy Internet to enable social and economic progress for all. https://globalcyberalliance.org/