Staying Safe from Cyber Crime in Tourism

Join us for this virtual event focusing on how tourism businesses can protect themselves from cyber crime

Do you work in tourism? Do you know that cyber crime is a major and growing threat to your business?

Your guests expect to be safe and secure when they engage with or visit your business.

Join this free online event hosted by Business Northumberland, as part of #CyberFest, celebrating the best of cyber security across the North East. Hear from experts and learn about the ever present cyber threats in the tourism market and, more importantly what you can do to protect your clients and your business.



Lucy Evermore– Programme Manager, Business Northumberland at Advance Northumberland

Lucy is from Advance Northumberland and is the Programme Manager responsible for the successful management and delivery of Business Northumberland, an ERDF funded business support programme aimed at supporting SMEs to adopt digital technology into their business in order to grow. Lucy is an experienced Programme Manager and has been managing the Business Northumberland since its start in 2015, prior to that she managed the successful delivery of the iNorthumberland digital business support programme. The programme supported over 300 businesses and created jobs in the local area. Lucy has been with Advance Northumberland for 7 years.



Jon Hudson – Regional Cyber Protect & Prepare Officer, NERSOU

Jon is a Regional Cyber Protect Officer within the North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU); a collaboration of our 3 North East Police Forces – Durham, Northumbria and Cleveland. The core function of his role is to help businesses understand what the threats are in cyber space and help businesses understand their vulnerabilities in order to be more resilient. Jon is part of a wider North East Cyber Protect Network which consists of Cyber Protect Officers within NERSOU and the 3 forces. The network works to deliver a National Strategy set in collaboration with key partners such as the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). “Our underlying aim is to reduce the likelihood of businesses in our region from becoming victims of cybercrime and we are here to assist in any way we can. Put simply, we want to reduce the number of victims of crime. We offer a variety of free products and services including staff training, a vulnerability assessment, simulations and exercising and general staff inputs, amongst other things. Jon worked in Durham Constabulary’s IT Department as a desktop support engineer for 10 years before moving across to NERSOU in 2014 to help set up the new Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU). Jon spent 3 years in the investigation team of the RCCU, tackling Cyber Dependant Crime before moving to the newly formed Protect role in November 2017. “The Protect function up and down the country has increased its capacity and capability dramatically over the past 2 years. We now have Protect Officers in every Regional Organised Crime Unit as well as every Police Force in the country, proving how serious the government view cyber security. As a national network, we have developed capabilities across the country to help businesses become less likely to fall foul of a cyber attack – we are your local arm of these capabilities. Please get in touch if there is any way we can help you”

Noel Miland – Country Manager, UK & Ireland, CommuniCloud

Noel has over 20 years in the IT & Telecommunications industry. His background in private and public sector with one of the world’s biggest telecoms companies dealing with everything from consumer to FTSE 100 Global companies has given him a wealth of experience and understanding of the challenges faced by both the business and the end user. Communicloud’s growing reputation as a niche player in the ever evolving environment of cyber security is enhanced by the strong partnerships they have forged and continue to develop with some of the industry’s leading players. Communicloud’s portfolio of connectivity, cyber security and collaboration makes them a trusted partner for business and government. Communicloud are a local business with a global reach.

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