With cyber criminals becoming ever more sophisticated and retail leaders raising awareness of the effect of crime in their stores, it is clear that businesses face a wide range of threats.
On Thursday 15 February, along with Cheshire Constabulary, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit and the North West Cyber Resilience Centre (NWCRC), I am hosting a conference for Cheshire businesses where they can learn more about how to protect themselves from these threats.
Registration will be open until midday on Monday 12 February. Organisations can sign up here.
Sessions and presentations on cyber security, forensic property marking and a new police Digital Evidence Management System will give businesses a broad overview of how to protect themselves on and offline and what action the police are taking.
Those in attendance will also receive a free year's membership of the NWCRC,allowing them to benefit from the Cheshire Cyber Security Programme.
The free programme and membership, which usually would cost £500, will entitle businesses to free training for staff on cyber threats, one-to-one support and regular intelligence bulletins.
If you own or work for a business in Cheshire that could benefit from this conference then please do register soon. I look forward to seeing you there.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire