Bolton business owners have ‘no hiding place’ from the increasing threat of cyber attack.
That stark warning was delivered at a special interactive seminar held at the town’s Holiday Inn and organised by NatWest bank and Holker IT.
Sarah Jackson, a director at Bolton-based building validation solutions company BVS Ltd, said: “It was very useful, particularly as all attendees were given the chance to witness a real-world cyber attack first hand. It really made you stop and think and certainly heightened our understanding of the situation.”
Matthew Metcalfe, managing director at Holker IT, said: “Our aim is not a scare mission – although the consequences of a cyber attack can be devastating – it is simply to explain the very real dangers businesses face when they fail to pay due attention to system security.”
Adam Clayton, business growth enabler at NatWest, said: “We are very conscious of the need to keep our customers fully aware of the perils posed by hackers and to guide them on how best to protect their networks, data, systems and staff. Cyber security is clearly of great importance and the presentation was very well received.”