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The Bedfordshire Police provides an update on the current cyber risk situation and what a business leader should do if they are attacked.


Veridiana Ponce Morelli-Granger, Cyber Protect and Prevent Officer, Bedfordshire Police


6:30pm - Registration/Sign in – Welcome – Networking
6:45pm - Main Session - Cyber Update
7:30pm - Question and answers
8:00pm - Event ends


Half of businesses (50%) and around a third of charities (32%) report having experienced some form of cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months, according to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey published on 9 April 2024. This is much higher for medium businesses (70%), large businesses (74%) and high-income charities with £500,000 or more in annual income (66%).

The Bedfordshire Police is to provide an update of the cyber risk situation in the branch local area.

Delegates would gain an understanding of the types of attacks and strengthen their defence plans. Practical advice shall be given to avoid us becoming victims of cybercrime. Recommendations to respond in the unfortunate event of an attack would be explained to preserve evidence and improve the chance of recovery.

The Cyber Choices shall be introduced, this is the national programme designed to reduce cybercrime, including illegal hacking of computers and networks, denial of service and the writing, distribution or deployment of malware.

About the speaker

Veridiana Ponce Morelli-Granger is the Cyber Protect and Prevent Officer of the Bedford-shire Police. She promotes and educates the public on how to keep themselves safe from Cybercrime.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


BCS is following government guidelines, and we would ask attendees to continue to follow these guidelines:

England: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
Wales: https://www.gov.wales/coronavirus
Northern Ireland: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ireland

This event is brought to you by: BCS Beds, Bucks and Northants branch

Hybrid event: Cyber update and practical advice - Beds, Bucks and Northants branch
Date and time
Tuesday 7 May, 6:45pm - 8:00pm
Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel
2 Saint Mary's Street
MK42 0AR