Cybercrime – How to identify and mitigate risk



Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Closing date for applications: 
Friday, 25 January 2019


Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare St, Nottingham NG1 4FQ

Cybercrime is a serious and difficult problem for SMEs to manage. It requires specialised technical expertise which is not always available to them. It’s also not easy to make sense of the myriad of specialised solutions focusing on specific problems. Without a custom assessment of the main risks facing a company it can be very difficult to focus on the right efforts.



This workshop aims to help you understand how cybercrime and breaches happen, and what the consequences can be.

Cybercrime is criminal activity carried out by means of computers or the Internet. It can take many different forms such as server breaches, scams and phishing. Attackers are also diverse (e.g. private hackers, former employees, nation-states).

Negligence can also lead to breaches i.e. company data being transmitted to or viewed by an unauthorised individual. Given this diversity, it’s essential for an organisation to assess its weaknesses to focus efforts where they’ll have the biggest impact.

We want to help you identify the risk in your own business and the steps you can take to protect yourself from the most dangerous threats.

As Santander customers and attendees of this workshop, you’ll receive a free cyber risk assessment of your business.

About Bewica

Bewica’s mission is to help SMEs manage their cyber risks by:

  1. Assessing their individual breach risk
  2. Providing personalised cyber risk reduction support and tools
  3. Offering optional cyber insurance to mitigate remaining risk

Josep Casals is an expert in data and analytics with over twenty years of experience in IT. He’s Bewica’s CTO and the mastermind behind Bewica’s cyber risk technology.

Eva Berg-Winters has a background in insurance with a particular emphasis on customer service. She’s Bewica’s CEO and started Bewica to help SMEs protect themselves against the dynamic cyber risks.

About Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

From start-up to scale-up, Santander University partner Nottingham Trent University (NTU) provides a wealth of support for SMEs in order to support them to thrive.

NTU helps entrepreneurs turn their ideas into a business. It offers a range of support to established SMEs who are looking to grow their business to the next level, including helping them to find the right graduate employees and provides access to expertise to help them develop new products and services. It also provides support to improve the skills of SME staff through management, leadership and staff development professional training courses.


This workshop would best suit established businesses with 10 or more employees. The session will be interactive and each attendee will get the opportunity to discuss their own needs with Bewica after the workshop.

If you’d like to apply for a place at this event, please register here.


8:30am - Arrival, registration and refreshments

9:00am - Introductions

9:10am - General overview on current cybercrime risks

10:00am - Local SME case study – providing insight into recent cyber attack

10:15am - Specific observations and tips for the group (based on Bewica anonymised research on guest list prior to event)

11:00am - End of workshop – guests welcome to stay for further networking and 1-to-1 discussions with Bewica

12:00pm - Close

Agenda may be subject to change.


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