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Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021

Bermuda government sections partner to help businesses protect against cyber-attacks

Bermuda government sections partner to help businesses protect against cyber-attacks

Series of Webinars planned for small and medium sized businesses
As online activity becomes more prevalent both locally and globally, it’s becoming increasingly important for businesses to protect their systems against cyber-threats.

To assist business owners, the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), the Department of Economic Development and the Cybersecurity Governance Board have announced that they will host a series of free webinars series to educate businesses about the importance of cybersecurity.

This event will equip participants on how to keep their information systems, along with their client’s information, safe. Along with this, participants will learn what to do if their security system risks jeopardy and what the law says should happen next.

The Minister of National Security, Renee Ming said, “Regardless of the size of an organisation that is entrusted with stakeholder data, personal information, or intellectual property, that business is responsible for safeguarding its systems. So, it’s critical that we offer the tools and skills to help businesses safeguard their systems. I commend the EDD, the BEDC, and the CGB for leading the way in ensuring this information freely available, and encourage everyone to take full advantage of this opportunity.”

Jamillah Lodge, Director of Communication and Development at the BEDC added, “Cybersecurity is an important component of successfully operating a business. The BEDC recognizes that while it is necessary, cybersecurity can seem complicated. Therefore, we are pleased to partner with the Economic Development Department and the Cybersecurity Governance Board to deliver this series of webinars that will help to demystify what is required to be “cyber-safe” and to maintain compliance.”

And Ronnie Viera, Chair of the Cybersecurity Governance Board, concluded, “The National Cybersecurity Strategy which was approved in 2019 has a primary goal of educating the community about the importance of cybersecurity. I am pleased that we are able to partner with the Department of Economic Development and the BEDC to help in building awareness.”

The topics for this webinar series will be presented on a monthly basis beginning in August 2021 until April 2022. The public is invited to attend the following sessions at no charge to participate in discussions regarding cybersecurity:

2021 Webinars

Ø August 25 – How to ensure that your business has the proper security measures in place.

Ø September 29 – The business owner’s responsibility regarding privacy and client information.

Ø October 6 – Supply chain attack: what it means for your business.

Ø November 10 – Is your online payment platform secure? Tips and Tricks.

Ø December 8 – Cybersecurity is not just for online businesses.

2022 Webinars

Ø January 26, 2022 – How to assess your business privacy and security risks.

Ø April 27, 2022 – Cybersecurity and the Law in Bermuda.

To register for one or all of the webinars in this series, members of the public are encouraged to visit www.bedc.bm.
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