Live Hack for Walsall Business Week
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Last Updated on 25th January 2022

Live Hack for Walsall Business Week

A local IT company will be discussing cybercrime and performing a live hack to educate attendees during Walsall Business Week on 12th June at Walsall College Hub.

Microsoft Gold Partner and Security Specialist ACUTEC will be sponsoring the event ‘Cyber Secrets: How cybercrime affects your business’ where they will be demonstrating a simulation of a Finance Director being hacked. Urfaan Azhar, Operations Manager at ACUTEC commented: ‘Cybercrime is a massive issue now and I encourage all businesses to find out as much as they can about the topic. It’s a threat to everyone’s operations, finances and reputations.’

ACUTEC will be joined at the event by Dr Stephen Wright, the Centre Manager at the National Cyber Skills Centre as well as Detective Sergeant Gary Sirrell, Cybercrime Protect and Prevent Officer and Sean Long, West Midlands Police’s first ever Digital PCSO.

Cybercrime is growing rapidly with small and medium sized businesses still ignoring how it can affect their operations. From 25th May 2018 the new GDPR regulation will cause any organisation that has suffered a data breach to be liable for a fine of up to 4% of their global turnover. ACUTEC hopes that by sponsoring the event they can raise awareness for businesses in the Black Country and help them to protect themselves.

‘Having access to different areas of expertise in the industry is hugely beneficial to businesses,’ said Amy Staniszewski, Digital Marketing Specialist at ACUTEC. ‘We’ve had Gary Sirrell speak with us at events before and our clients have found the opportunity really helpful.’

Walsall Business Week offers businesses in the Black Country the chance to attend seminars, events and company visits to access information and showcase the selection of products and services available. ‘Cyber Secrets’ will be hosted in partnership with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce on Monday 12th June at 1.30pm. Limited places can still be booked through the Chamber’s website or by calling the Chamber’s Events team on 0330 024 0820.