Free essential cyber security workshop for Bath’s small businesses

October 9, 2019

Bath businesses looking to protect their systems and data from cyber breaches and attacks can find out more at a free workshop next week.

Business growth consultancy Cool Ventures has teamed up with Avon and Somerset Police’s cyber security team to stage the event called Essential Cyber Security for Small Businesses on Tuesday. 

Insurance provider Hiscox’s recent Cyber Readiness Report 2019 shows that in 47% of small businesses have identified cyber breaches and attacks this year.

Of these, a number had either lost files, had their website impacted or had software or systems corrupted or damaged.

The average annual cost to those that lost data was £3,650 per case – but the impact of a cyber breach can be significantly wider when considering brand and reputational damage alongside the possibility of fines levied under the GDPR legislation.

At the workshop, which takes place at the Bath and County Club, Queen’s Parade, from 9.30am, Somerset & Avon Police cyber protect officer Frazer Keith will highlight the threats posed to small businesses and how some simple measures can reduce the likelihood and potential impact of a cyber-attack.

The presentation is based on the National Cyber Security Centre’s small business guidance and covers topics such as:

  • Backing-up data
  • Protecting your organisation from malware
  • Protecting portable devices and securing accounts
  • The signs of phishing scams

Following the presentation attendees should feel confident in implementing the National Cyber Security Centre’s small business actions list and know where to go to take their cyber security to the next level.


  • 9am – 9.30am – Networking and tea/coffee
  • 9.30am – 11.30am – Workshop
  • 11.30am – 12pm – Questions & answers

A place at the workshop which can be booked directly through Eventbrite  or by calling the team on 01225 580850.

The workshop is open to any business based in Bath & North East Somerset.



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