Cyber Threats during COVID and Leadership Skills and Business Schools

Date: 14.30, Weds 26 November

Featuring Tom Henson, Managing Director with Cheltenham based First Solution Technologies and Dr Domonic Page, who was recently appointed as the Head of the Business School, at the University of Gloucestershire.

For our November Cheltenham Chamber Online Business Forum, we have been able to secure two speakers with some great topics. After a general Chamber update from Chief Executive Michael Ratcliffe MBE we will be joined by Tom Henson from First Solution Technologies who will share details of some of the Cyber Threats that emerged during COVID as well as highlighting some of the cyber pitfalls that having employees working from home can involve.

Having worked in the IT industry for 20 years, Tom has developed a wide range of management, commercial and technical expertise, but it is his unique ability to bridge the gap between business and technology with practical no nonsense advice that has really propelled his career. IT was one of the sectors to fair best during the first COVID lockdown and it is little wonder as cyber criminals inevitably look to exploit the vulnerabilities that arise in such a situation. Tom will spotlight some of the most common tactics that Cyber Criminals utilised during COVID.

With Government advice currently being that employees should work from home where they can reasonably do so, he will also highlight some of the most common pitfalls that employers fall into from a cyber security perspective.

Tom will then be followed by Dr Dominic Page, Head of The Business School at the University of Gloucestershire. Dr Page will be looking at the leadership skills needed in today’s business world and the changing role of business schools, including the range of responses to the current health and economic crisis. He will also share details of some soon to be launched services that the Business School will be making available to local businesses.

Dominic previously worked as Head of the South Wales Business School at the University of South Wales and as Associated Head of Department in Bristol Business School at the University of the West of England. Prior to this Dom was a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at UWE.

To attend this event which is open to both Members and Non Members, please register via EVENTBRITE to access the link to the meeting.

We hope that you will join us and invite your business friends to add to the discussions.


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