Social Engineering - How your firm can minimise the threat

Recorded on: June 27, 2019 – 12:00 PM

97% of cyber attacks involve targeting users through social engineering.

Social engineering is still the most effective and powerful way criminals dupe firms into divulging sensitive information. Cyber attacks aren't just an issue for larger firms either, hackers also bank on smaller firms lack of security in order to successfully carry out an attack.

While using technology to defend against these attacks is a must, human error also comes into play when protecting your systems. Over 90% of successful cyber attacks are down to human error. So what can firms do to protect themselves and minimise risk?

In this webinar, Ian Hickling, Cyber Security Advisor of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, joins us to discuss how your employees can play an integral role when safeguarding your firm against cyber attacks.

In this webinar we explore:

  • Social engineering tactics to look out for

  • Dangers of social engineering

  • The consequences of a data breach

  • Practical steps you can take to protect your firm from a cyber attack

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About the Speakers

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Ian Hickling

Cyber Security Advisor, Regional Cyber Crime Unit, East Midlands Special Operations Unit

Ian is an expert in cyber crime and cyber security tactics which allow firms to improve their resistance to online threats. 

Ian regularly advises on the most prominent risks at a given time which may be affecting firms, and how best to implement change to manage these challenges. Ian is able to advise on both simple and complex methods to enhance cyber security defences and protect businesses and individuals from succumbing to a cyber attack. 


Matthew Newton

Joint Managing Director, Oosha

With over 20 years’ experience in the internet connectivity, cloud and managed service arena, Matt has gained a wealth of knowledge. As a proven guru in everything Tech, Matt regularly spreads his wisdom at technology events across the country.

Matt’s aim for Oosha is simple – to make IT simple for customers. Allowing them to focus on running their business, without being let down by, or worrying about technology. 

Expertise in the professional sector, in particular, has helped Matt provide many effective IT solutions, created specifically for those in the legal and accounting sectors.