Managers should learn about cyber-defences to keep hackers at bay

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Peterborough member Cloud-pin Limited has created a unique set of workshops designed to teach managers and directors how to fight cybercrime.

“Those in charge of companies, especially SMEs, should study the basics of cyber defence techniques for themselves if they’re to stand a chance of keeping their precious data safe from hackers” said Chairman Jonathan Craymer. “They can’t simply buy-in expertise or engage in half-understood box-ticking exercises – they must acquire the necessary know-how personally.”

The company warns that Government initiatives like the Cyber Essentials programme help cover the basics but may then lull executives into a false sense of security.

“Like marketing, cyber security has become something which can’t simply be bought-in. It’s something those at the top need to get to grips with personally, and only once they’ve understood what’s involved, can they make good decisions,” explained Jon Beal, Cloud-pin’s technical director.

Mr Craymer added: “In the last three or four years there’s been a quiet revolution in cyber security, which has changed the cyber defence ‘weaponry’ available beyond all recognition. For instance, until recently nothing bridged the gap between vulnerable fixed passwords and complicated two-factor, or biometric alternatives. Now cloud-based remote authentication is here, allowing offsite, highly secure authentication, which we can help companies install using software we’ve created.”

For more information on Cloud-pin’s ‘Cyber Cornerstones’ workshops, call 0843 320 9869 or visit

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