WMCRC delivers cyber crime workshop young entrepreneurs and their mentors

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Training Programme is designed for individuals who are taking their first steps into launching and running a business. The training, mentoring and funding behind the programme enables individuals to go on and be their own boss.

On the 10th June, The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands delivered a cyber crime awareness session to the Prince’s Trust current young entrepreneurs to help them understand the risks posed to business by cyber crime.


In the session, Detective Inspector Hinesh Mehta, Head of Cyber and Innovation for The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands delivered a real-life case study of a cyber attack which a company suffered at

the hands of an ex disgruntled employee.


Detective Inspector Hinesh Mehta also covered how implementing basic cyber hygiene processes would have prevented an attack like this from happening.


The session was extremely well received with attendees sharing the below feedback:


“Thanks for organising the Cyber Crime session, I enjoyed hearing the different ways cyber crime is committed and learning about the Dark web.”
“A valuable use of my time attending, not only as a Enterprise mentor, but also on a personal level to.”
“Just to add to my previous email to you - Hinesh & Danielle were great. Hinesh’s knowledge of Cyber crime was extensive and well supported by input from Danielle. Both were impressive and excellent at communicating in simple terms a topic that is rich in IT language. Thanks to both of them for an informative session.”
“Great to have them. Thank you for arranging it was extremely valuable.
I loved the event and the information they shared was great. I thought their delivery was great, 6 out 5. “

Businesses in the West Midlands can sign up for a free Core Membership where you will receive a welcome pack full of practical tips and tools that will help you identify your risks and vulnerabilities and the steps you can take to increase your levels of protection.

Visit www.wmcrc.co.uk/membership to sign up or learn more.

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