Local Enterprise Hub Fights Cyber Crime


This article as submitted by Business in Focus

In an increasingly online world, small business owners need to understand how to protect against cyber threat. In a conference that brings together local businesses, software solutions, cyber security experts and the police we will examine the innovations in security in recent years.

Top of the agenda is cloud computing –  In the last 5 years, Cloud has gone from being a left-field part of mainstream ICT to being the defining technology powering everything from start-ups to global corporations and redefining customer engagement with business and government.  Harnessing the potential of the Cloud will be a key part of business survival.

This session, delivered collaboratively by Wayne Phillips of Amazon and James Carnie of Mobilise, will explain the key aspects of Cloud, discuss the ways to leverage its capability and give insight into how using Cloud technologies level the playing field for doing business in the world today.

Peter Williams, Welsh Government expert on the Internet of Things (IoT) will be joining us to present on the innovative uses of the IoT across rural areas. Previously, rural areas were unable to move online and utilise IoT, however the LoRaWAN network now allows areas previously restricted to integrate into the IoT network. This is through the use of low powered sensors that generate small packets of data. The application of this technology is wide ranging. It can include Rural Crime Detection, Stationary Vehicle Sensors, Room Occupancy sensors and much more. Peter will outline the LoRaWAN network and the application of the network across Wales and the Pembrokeshire enterprise zone.

We are also presenting a ‘Live Hack’ demonstrating how easily a business can be hacked and steps every small business needs to take to avoid penetration.

Dr Kerry Beynon of RDP Law will be on site to provide legal advice on data protection and cyber law supported by Damon Rands of Wolberry who will discuss defence against cyber threat.

Chris Philips of Tarian ROCU – the Regional Organised Crime Unit, part funded by the Home Office, Welsh Government and the three Southern Wales Police Forces will complete the line up presenting on the types and impact of cyber crime the police deal with and how businesses can mitigate against them.

This is a free event hosted by Focus Carmarthen Enterprise Hub and Tramshed Tech at the Bridge Innovation Centre in Pembroke Dock on 3rd October 2019.

For tickets and further information please visit: http://bit.ly/2n7dyis