Net safety help for businesses

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Community news and events from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

Business owners in Boston are being invited to a free masterclass to learn how to protect against harmful cyber and internet security threats.

Lincolnshire County Council’s onlincolnshire project will host the half-day session on September 25, 9.30am -12.30pm at the Boston Technology Hub in the Boston College Enterprise Zone.

The masterclass will explain how viruses, malware and hackers can impact on business activities, the benefits of cloud computing and how to plan for disasters.

Coun Colin Davie, executive member for Economic Development at the council, said: “With the number of internet security breaches affecting businesses in the UK rising, it is critical that onlincolnshire provide this type of business support to help companies avoid threats and the risk of spending a lot of time and money fixing attacks.

“The average cost to a small business of its worst security breach is now between £65K and £115K which is money many companies can’t afford to lose and could put some out of business altogether.

“Organisations need to improve their understanding of the security threats they face so they can do more to protect themselves, and this is one way of doing that.”

For details or to book your free place call 0300 8080 120 or email onlincolnshire@lincs-chamber.co.uk.