West Midlands Meeting 8 - WM08

Monday 4th March 2018

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Meeting Details
Time/Date: Monday 04 March 2019
0900 - 1600
Location: Mac Birmingham
Cost: Free for Members
Includes: Refreshments & Lunch
0930-1000 Arrival & Refreshments
1000-1010 Introduction
1010-1030 Jase's Icebreaker
1030-1115 Keynote Speaker: Sophos:-
Are you protected from targeted phishing attacks? Do your users know what not to click on?
1115-1130 Break
1130-1215 Speed Dating
1215-1245 Member Session: Neil Limbrick
1245-1330 Lunch
1330-1415 Presentation - Think IT
1430-1600 Networking

Keynote Speaker: Sophos - Are you protected from targeted phishing attacks? Do your users know what not to click on?

The education sector has recently been targeted with a series of phishing attacks. Sophos will demonstrate how hackers are using more complex techniques to catch us out and will share best practices on how not to fall foul of the cyber criminals. Sophos have a range of solutions to stop these type of attacks but more importantly how we can stop staff and pupils from being tricked into clicking in the first place.



Meeting Sponsors


Additional Sponsors will be shown below as they're confirmed.

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