IS CYBER ATTACK – THE BIGGEST THREAT TO YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS?
At Bridgehead-NOTworking™ International Business people from various Industry sectors meet in London. This occasion was no different: 54 business people from around the world met to establish and develop contacts while exchanging views and establishing bridgeheads with Central Eastern European markets.
VARIED COMPANIES, FOREIGN DREAMS
The popularity of Bridgehead-NOTworking™ is founded in its variety. Financial investors met an operator of Dalmatian apartment houses, business development companies engaged with an entrepreneur importing foodstuffs. Acquaintances were created between a private school principal and a training provider in India, the manager of a logistics company with the owner of a property protection business. The Managing Director of a telecommunications company shook hands over a game of darts with the proprietor of a company producing gold by means of nanotechnology, and conversations flourished between a Director of an aviation company with Rózsa Megla of NAVONA who designs our clothes.
On this occasion we were honoured by the presence of the President of the Congolese Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, encouraging business opportunities and connections with the African country. Paul Merell, representative ofLondon Chambers of Commerce and Industry responded enthusiastically to questions on the Brexit and the benefits of being a member of the Chamber.
PROTECTION AGAINST CYBER ATTACK. IS JUST YOUR SECURING YOUR PASSWORDS ENOUGH?
The head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has warned that a major cyber-attack on the UK is a matter of “when, not if”, raising the prospect of devastating disruption to British elections and critical infrastructure.
In remarks underlining newly released figures showing the number of cyber-attacks on the UK in the last 15 months, Ciaran Martin said the UK had been fortunate to avoid a so-called category one (C1) attack, broadly defined as an attack that might cripple infrastructure such as energy supplies and the financial services sector.
The US, France and other parts of Europe have already faced such attacks. Interference in elections would also constitute a C1 attack, as would a deliberately provocative move by a hostile state.
With so many companies connecting through the digital world it’s impossible to protect it 100%. As data enters and exits various points in the digital highway, it usually only needs to be authenticated once – if successful you have full control no matter where you originated from and as more companies integrate then the dangers increase, without proper defined security structure we are fighting a losing battle
This is the question posed by Graeme McGowan (Advisory Council Member) beginning his presentation, leaving our guests to contemplate on the importance of data protection using a video showing people being interviewed about their cyber security. In these interviews, passers-by told the most intimate secret of their e-mail accounts on camera.
We must constantly review data protection in our Companies ensuring compliancy and security. The lectures of the Global Cyber Academy’s CEO, Richard Bingley and Geoff Hudson-Searle (Advisory Council Member) discussing data phishing and the accessing of data stored in clouds had such a resonance that participants, after assessing their current situation, were not only enthusiastic in sipping fine wines, but also showered questions on the presenters concerning courses and assistance available.
COMPLEX BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
I felt so empowered standing back, observing our partners, participants of Bridgehead-NOTworking™ chatting, establishing contacts, cutting deals and delivering on the time invested to the event. It is personally very satisfying to know that we can help develop enterprise and relationships.
We also welcomed at Bridgehead-NOTworking™, representatives of these professional support services;
- Legal and regulatory
- Risk analysis
- Marketing, PR, Brand building
- Translation, Interpretation
- Book keeping
WHAT MAKES BRIDGEHEAD-NOTWORKING™ international business network so successful?
YOU and your passion to do international business, in an informative, relaxed atmosphere with like-minded business leaders from varied sectors build bridges between the United Kingdom, Central Eastern Europe and the World!
A big thanks to the Rileys team who helped make this event such a success. Combining a love of all things sporting with international business opportunities Rileys Sports Bar in Haymarket is the perfect venue.
You’re welcome to attend the 4th Bridgehead-NOTworking™ event on 5 February 2019. Stay tuned for further details.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY…
“Bridgehead-Notworking™ is a great forum for meeting decision-makers from a wide variety of sectors. The events are fun, interesting and a good investment of time!”
Richard Bingely CEO of Global Cyber Academy
“Since attending the past three Bridgehead NOTworking ™ events in London I have seen a dramatic improvement in connecting with businesses in Europe that we can collaborate with and also support. This is definitely one of the top international networking opportunities in London right now providing a strong global network and valuable corporate connections in London that is usually very hard to come by when trying to enter a new market”.
Bukola Dagiloke, Brand Consultant, Founder of the Global Fashion Marketplace
“The meeting was brilliant and very informative while joining the useful to the pleasant. I am grateful I had the opportunity to present an overview of our chamber’s vision of bridging the UK and the DR Congo in trade, business and investment. I would like to tip my hat to Susanna who did an amazing work to organise this relevant business networking event. Thank you! ”
Cedric Longange – Chairman of Congolese Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain
“Very well organised evening of diverse connections and interesting talks. Susanna was an excellent hostess and made sure everyone made the most of the event. Bridgehead-NOT-Working™ is definitely the event to go to if you are looking for international connections.”
Patrycja Maksymowicz, Founder Open Solutions & London Business Academy
“Thank you very much for organising the event which was very informative, and the network was very useful. I hope that you will inform me if there is any other event, so I can attend as well if possible.”
William Kapuku-Bwabwa BSc (Hons) MSc InfoSec ProfDoc| Executive Director of the Congolese Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain
“A truly enlightening talk that opened my eyes to the how exposed we all are when it comes to cyber security and the ever-increasing sophistication of hackers. Also, a great networking evening with a true mix of people from different fields of business.”
William Ralston Saul – Gold Extraction Technology Developer
for the Bridgehead–NOTworking™ International Business Meeting 5th February, 2019
at Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket
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