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Lockdown Your Data: East Midlands Cyber Security Week

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Date: Monday, 1 March 2021

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

East Midlands Cyber Security Week brings together businesses, digital specialists and policymakers to identify the practical steps that businesses should be taking to protect themselves against digital crime.

The pandemic has caused the world to adapt. As technology is incorporated into more aspects of our daily lives, remote-working has become the norm. This has meant cyber-crimes and cyber security have evolved and diversified, bringing new challenges.

This changing landscape has increased the need to develop innovative managerial, technological, and strategic solutions to allow the business world to keep moving.

To strengthen the support to businesses across the region, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) have partnered with De Montfort University and local Industry experts to deliver Lockdown Your Data: East Midlands Cyber Security Week’, which takes place from Monday 1 March to Friday 5 March.

The week-long event has been designed to inform and support businesses looking to understand the strategic decisions needed to ensure digital resilience.

A series of webinars will be delivered each day from Industry leaders and experts.  From attending delegates can gain insight into the challenges faced from cyber crime and hear how to establish a holistic, risk-based approach to cyber security and learn how to devise and implement continuity and recovery plans.

Topics of discussion will cover a range of themes from:

  • Security
  • Digital Identity
  • Homeworking Solutions
  • Process Automation
  • Data Redundancy
  • Scalability
  • Best Practice
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Threat detection and landscapes
  • Malware and the human factor
  • Risk Reduction

What will you gain from attending?

  • Learn about changes in cyber-crime, the latest cyber threats, new and emerging methods of protection
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest trends across the industry
  • Discover new products, technologies and solutions for your business
  • Learn from real-life case study examples
  • Opportunity to network and forge new partnerships
  • Learn more about the Chamber's funded digital support programmes - Digital Growth Programme and Digital Upscaler


Monday 1 March

9am - 10am  | The risk of Emerging Technologies, Shelia Pancholi, RSM

11am - noon | From Digital Footprint To Cyber Fortress,   Neil Sinclair, Police Digital Security Centre 

3pm - 4pm    | Regaining control of your organisation's data, Chris Muscroft & Bryn Hawkins,  Highlander 

Tuesday 2 March 

8am - 9am    | Innovations in Cyber Security, Julian Bowrey, Robin Kennedy, Kamran Hussein, Innovate UK Edge

9am - 10am  | Protecting your business and users in a remote world, Lee Johnson, Air IT

11am - noon | Keeping your business safe from scams, Amber Launder, NatWest

3pm - 4pm    | Website Protection, Chris Cain and Steve Hawkins, Kazzoo IT Solutions

Wednesday 3 March 

9.15am - 4.00pm | AI and machine learning in cyber security: Airbus and DMU, Airbus and De Montfort University

11am - noon | How will Brexit affect the UK’s position on data protection? , Simon Newman, Police Digital Security Centre

2pm - 4pm    | How to take Payments Online, Rob Gregory, Digital Growth Programme

Thursday 4 March

9am - 10am | Digital Support for High Growth Businesses, Paul Humphreys, Head of Scaleup Services, Marcus Harrison, Digital Technology Adviser and Kam Atker, Events and Engagement Officer, East Midlands Chamber

10.30am - 11.30am | Practice Makes Perfect: Preparing and rehearsing for a cyber incident before it happens, Professor Allan Cooke, De Montfort University

11am - noon | How Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans can save your business in the event of a cyber attack, Martin Roberts, & Toby Stephenson, Neuways

2pm - 3pm    | The Cyber Skills Gap in your Business, and How to Fill it, Sam Kenward, Althaus Digital and Michael Keen, Protection Group International

3pm - 4pm    | Big Data and Cyber Security: Your Competitive Advantage, Andy Flinn, & Nigel Humphreys, RDS Global

Friday 5 March

9am - 10am  | COVID, Process Automation, Data Redundancy and your Future, Steve Megson, Quiet Storm

11am - 12:30pm | Introducing: The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East Midlands, Detective Inspector Matt Carson, Richard Heysmond, Detective Constable Anthony Jones, Max Ward, Matthew Ford and Kyle Taylor, The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East Midlands

2pm - 3pm | Cyber Security in an immersive world – from detection to resolution, simplifying the story, Jake Parkin, Affari Media

Headline Partner


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Air IT
Highlander logo
Innovate logo
Natwest logo
Neuways logo
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Here’s how simple it is to book your place

Cyber Week is FREE to attend and open to all businesses, organisations, charities and community groups based in the East Midlands. Book your place by completing the form below. 

How to get involved?

If you want to get involved with the Cyber Week and potentially exhibit, please contact Kate Nemeth on 0333 320 0333 or