Cybercrime: How do you protect yourself and your business?

With cybercrime being the largest growing crime with an estimated annual global cost of US$338 billion through fraud and lost time, it is important that we are more aware of the threats and what preventive steps can be taken to minimise the risk.
Safe Communities Algarve is organising a series of Computer Security Seminars, in conjunction with the Polícia Judiciária, aimed at English-speaking residents living in the region. The first two take place on September 24 and September 30 in Quinta do Lago and Tavira respectively.
Keynote speakers are Inspector Ricardo Valadas and Jim Litchko. Ricardo is a cybercrime investigator from the Polícia Judiciária Cybercrime Unit and Jim Litchko CISSP, a computer security expert, author of six cybersecurity books, and a Johns Hopkins University professor from the USA.
Ricardo and Jim are renowned experts in cybercrime and cybersecurity in Portugal and the United States, respectively. Both have conducted many presentations to international audiences both here and overseas, and their approaches are “practical with excellent interaction with audiences”.
Topics to be covered include: work of the Polícia Judiciária in investigating cybercrime in Portugal; work of the FCCN; technical developments; child pornography; cyber-attacks and preventing such attacks; types of online fraud; Ransomware and Phishing attacks; online transactions and the use of credit cards; and cost-effective and practical preventative counter-measures.
In Quinta do Lago, the seminar will take place at the Conrad Hotel from 5.30pm, while in Tavira it will be held in the Álvaro de Campos Municipal Library at the same time.
The events are in English and entry is free. Attendance is on a first come first served basis.
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