‘Dark Web’ seminar hosted by national accountancy firm

Opportunity knocks for cyber

The dark web, cybercrime and how to protect businesses from online malpractice will be the focus of a free seminar held in the Midlands next month by national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe.

Johnathan Dudley, Midlands Managing Partner at Crowe, said: “Cybercrime is an issue which affects every business, no matter how large or small and this event will be extremely useful in providing industry-leading advice on the latest digital threats.

“Our specialists in Forensic Services have many years of experience helping organisations navigate around the huge challenges of the dark web, cybercrime and business malpractice.

“They will explain the latest threats, what they are and what can be done to mitigate them.”

Keynote speaker Jim Gee, National Head of Crowe’s Forensic Services team, as well as a visiting professor and chair of Europe’s premier research unit in this area at University of Portsmouth, said: “I’m looking forward to sharing some of the latest research from our soon-to-be-launched report, ‘The Dark Web: bad for business’.

“No organisation can expect to be immune from fraud and cybercrime, and creating protection is a key tool to minimise the impact.”

The seminar will also introduce Chris Hine, Crowe’s new principal partner working on expert witness assignments within Crowe’s Forensic Services team.

Chris Hine has more than 25 years of experience in preparing expert witness reports across many different areas of forensic accountancy, with a particular focus on multinational disputes and the sports sector. At the event Chris will be discussing a number of case studies showcasing previous expert evidence and professional advice.

The free seminar, Cybercrime and business malpractice’ will take place at Crowe’s offices at Black Country House, Rounds Green Road, Oldbury, runs from 8.30-10.00 on Wednesday 14 November 2018. Anyone interested in attending should email crowe.counterfraud@crowe.co.uk.

Another seminar, this time on the human dimension within cyber security is being run by the C11 Cyber Security and Digital Innovation Centre at Berkeley on Thursday 29 November.Book: talkc11@glos.ac.uk or www.c11-berkely.glos.ac.uk/events

At this event, former government cyber expert, Jim Wheeler, will lead the special seminar on how to avoid cyber attacks caused by human error.