Cyber Security for SMEs

Enabling Innovation - How to avoid being a statistic

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School of Science & Technology's Enabling Innovation Cyber Security Event is a one-day event for SME’s on Cyber Security and how to avoid being a victim or statistic of it.

  • From: Monday 30 July 2018, 10 am
  • To: Monday 30 July 2018, 4 pm
  • Registration: 09.30 am
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Teaching and Learning Building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Ln, NG11 8NS
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Sunday 29 July 2018, 5.00 pm

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Event details

This one-day event will focus on dissemination of useful and usable information to help small and medium sized businesses better understand the pitfalls of and requirements needed to safeguard themselves and their customers data from hacking or theft. This event will feature practical demonstrations that can be directly applied to businesses. With guest speakers from across the cyber industry, attendees will gain insights and understanding of what to do and what not to do.

Enabling Innovation’s Computer Science Innovation hub will be joined by industry experts to offer a day of useful and insightful resource to businesses curious about protecting data in a digital landscape.

Guests will be able to access further Enabling Innovation support, meet our advisors, academics and network with other SMEs to discover how Enabling Innovation can continue to offer your businesses support at no cost to the organisation.

Content Includes:

  • Hacking
  • Encryption
  • Prevention techniques
  • Enabling Innovation support for SMEs
  • Data security and GDPR
  • How to access NTU's expert facilities for your business


10.15 - Welcome & Introduction

10.30  - Dr John Haggerty – Hacking Live!

11.15  - Break

11.30 - National Cyber Security Centre Speaker (TBC)

12.15 - Lunch

13.00 - Chris Pinder – IASME

13.30 - Robert Pugh - East Midlands Special Operations Unit Cyber Security Advisor

14.00 - Break

14.15 - Dr John Haggerty – Encryption For SME’s

15.00 - Dr Jessica Barker, Cyber Security Expert in the human side of cyber security.


Jessica Barker

Jessica Barker is a leader in the human nature of cyber security. In 2017, she was named one of the top 20 women of influence in cyber security in the UK and was the winner of the TechWomen50 Awards. Barker’s technical knowledge and sociology background equip her with unique insight, and she has a talent for translating technical messages to a non-technical audience. Jessica Barker is engaged by organisations of all sizes, from multi-national firms to SMEs.

Barker’s work surrounds the psychology and sociology of cyber security, particularly regarding cyber security threats, social engineering, how to effectively communicate cyber security messages, the psychology of fear and cyber security, and the language of cyber security. Her specialisms span cyber security awareness, behaviour and culture.

Chris Pinder

Chris has had wide experience of the private security industry for over 20 years. He has previously worked for the security industry trade body and for the leading industry inspectorate. For the last three years, Chris’s experience of the security sector has extended to specialising in cyber security. He was security sector lead for the local Growth Hub and is now Business Development Manager for The IASME Consortium. IASME is one of just five accreditation bodies appointed by government for their Cyber Essentials scheme.

Dr John Haggerty

Dr John Haggerty is a Senior Lecturer in Computing at Nottingham Trent University specialising in cyber security and digital forensics. His main research interests include network security, digital forensics, signature analysis, data privacy, and visual analytics. He has published over 60 journal and conference papers on cyber security and digital forensics. He has also developed a range of tools to mitigate cyber-attacks and aid the digital investigation process. His current research focuses on cyber security in emerging and complex network environments.

Rob Pugh

Rob is a serving Police Officer who has been seconded onto the East Midlands Special Operations Unit for the last twelve years, currently part of the team that investigate Cyber Dependant crime that affects businesses and individuals within the East Midlands Region.

The region being Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

The East Midlands Special Operations Unit, Cyber Crime Team is a regional unit that investigates cyber-attacks against industry and individuals, providing current threat information and supporting regional Policing in collaboration with National Crime Agency.

Booking information

To sign up to this event, please click 'Reserve your place' button.

If you would like any further information about this event before booking your place, please email us.

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

This event is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Although the funding allows eligible companies to attend free of charge the value of this event is £350 per delegate. If you can no-longer make the event please ensure you provide the event organisers with 48 hours notice.

Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Location details


Lecture Theatre 3, Teaching and Learning Building


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Ln
NG11 8NS


Visitors must report to the Main Gate Entrance on arrival where they will be able to park in the Student/ Visitor Car Park (on the right hand side upon entry to the campus).  When reporting to the Main Gate Entrance, please confirm with the parking attendants the name and location of this event and they grant access to the Student/ Visitor Car Park.

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