Seminar: cybercrime, reducing the risk

Safe Communities Portugal association is organising a Cybercrime Seminar for local businesses and residents on Wednesday, November 2 at the Museu do Traje in São Brás de Alportel, from 6pm to 8pm.

The seminar will present “key elements” that will help you reduce cybercrime risks, by covering practical issues such as virus or phishing attacks on a personal or business computer. It will also cover the role of parents and grandparents in helping to protect children from the dangers of the internet and social media.

David Thomas from the association said: “Cybercrime is the largest growing crime. The global cost should reach nearly €2 trillion by 2019. Portugal is not immune to this as evidenced by the increasing number of residents who are affected, ranging from cold callers, villa letting fraud, virus attacks, hacking and email scams. The list is endless. It is very important that everyone is more aware of the threat and what steps can be taken to minimise the risk.”

The event will be opened by São Brás de Alportel mayor Vítor Guerreiro and keynote speakers are Inspector Ricardo Valadas of the Polícia Judiciária, Tenente Pedro Fernandes from the GNR and Jim Litchko, Senior Computer Security Analyst and Board Member of Safe Communities Portugal.

The seminar will be in English and entrance is free.

Places are limited; prior registration is recommended.

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