Cy­ber se­cu­rity key theme of Dun­dalk event

The Argus - - NEWS -

AS part of Lo­cal En­ter­prise Week 2018 the Lo­cal En­ter­prise Of­fice Louth and Dun­dalk Cham­ber of Com­merce are join­ing forces to fo­cus on the is­sue of Cy­ber Se­cu­rity for busi­ness.

A con­fer­ence aimed at the busi­ness sec­tor is be­ing held on March 7th from 7:45 am to 9:15 am in the Crowne Plaza, Dun­dalk.

A spokesper­son for Dun­dalk Cham­ber said the event is be­ing held in recog­ni­tion of the fact that ‘ as busi­nesses continue to grow so does the cy­ber risk!’

‘It is es­ti­mated that Cy­ber­crime costs the Irish econ­omy €630 mil­lion an­nu­ally.

‘In­deed, €137,500 is the av­er­age cost of a se­cu­rity in­ci­dent in Ire­land.’

The fre­quency of cy­ber at­tacks against Irish Busi­nesses has risen from 25% in 2012 to 44% cur­rently, con­sid­er­ably higher that the global av­er­age of 32%.

The key­note speaker at the event is Aaron Carolan, Head of Cy­ber­crime & IT Foren­sics at PriceWater­house­Cooper.

‘He will put this in con­text for busi­ness own­ers and pro­vide prac­ti­cal ad­vice on how ac­tion can be taken to pro­tect your busi­ness.’

At­ten­dance is free of charge but pre-book­ing is es­sen­tial. To re­serve your place call Brenda in Dun­dalk Cham­ber on Tel: 042 9336343 or e-mail brenda@dun­

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