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CSAW, the South West’s first Cyber Security Awareness Week kicks off in Exeter tomorrow with a packed programme of events designed to enlighten and inform.
The event has attracted widespread interest from local businesses and received endorsement from MPs and local business leaders.
Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture said: “Cyber security is a top priority for this Government. It’s great to see businesses in Exeter and the South West getting together to tackle this growing area of concern.”
Alastair Revell, Director General of the institution of Analysts and Programmers, will be opening the first of the seminar days on Wednesday 8 February. Speaking before the event he warned that the belief that small businesses won’t be attacked by cyber criminals is misguided.
“The Cyber Security Awareness Week being held in Exeter is important. Local businesses can protect themselves, but first they must understand the threat. Only then can they take the simple practical steps necessary to greatly reduce their risk, improve their future profitability and enhance their reputation as leaders in the Westcountry.”
“I commend the week to all Devon business leaders.”
Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter; Karime Hassan, Chief Executive and Growth Director at Exeter City Council; Ben Rhodes, Chief Executive of Devon and Cornwall Business Council; and Michael Caines MBE have all provided messages of support for CSAW. You can see their full endorsements here.
It’s not too late to be part of this inaugural event. To book your place click here.