Businesses and community groups in Manchester are being invited to attend a seminar to improve their online security on Thursday 12 October at the Lloyds Bank in Market Street.

The event, which is being run by cyber security experts Cisco, aims to help local businesses and organisations learn how to detect and prevent modern cybersecurity threats. This is one of the first events to be held at the Market Street branch since it re-opened as Lloyds Bank’s first flagship branch in September.

Hazel Burton from Cisco said “Cyberattacks cost companies billions annually, so it’s really important to stay abreast of the latest trends and tricks of these online criminals. Understanding how to detect and prevent modern cybersecurity threats is critical to business success. Also, with new data privacy regulation coming into play in a year’s time, it’s important that business owners make sure they are set up to comply with these new rules, to ensure they don’t face a fine. Through our seminar, we hope to provide all the skills and knowledge required to have real confidence in your company’s cybersecurity.”

Richard Forster, Branch Manager, Lloyds Bank Market Street said: “We’re utilising our brand new events space as place to support local start-ups and community groups to thrive and upskill. We hope that by inviting Cisco to share their expertise and knowledge, we can make a real difference to help local businesses improve their cybersecurity credentials.”

The event takes place on the first floor of Lloyds Bank, Market Street between 5pm-7pm and free food and drink will be provided. Any local businesses or community groups who are interested in attending can register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cisco-cyber-security-event-tickets-37529145685?aff=es2g

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