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Manufacturing Connect at EEF Gateshead

Cyber Security – A real threat

Join us at this manufacturing connect event where we'll be sharing best practice on Cyber security.

Recent cyber-attacks have had significant financial and reputational implications for some of the world’s most sophisticated businesses

UK Manufacturers are not immune from the threat. It is estimated that nearly 50% of UK firms lack advanced cyber defences and the cost of cyber security incidents to March 2016 was put at £34.1bn. Even the most robust defences can be breached.

Why attend?

  • Hear from EEF on the outputs of our recent research, the implications on your business and possible actions to mitigate.
  • Hear from world leading OEM Caterpillar about their organisation’s Cyber Security journey and what they have done, through strong leadership, to protect both their staff, IP and assets.
  • Hear from AIG, EEF’s Cyber Insurance partner, and Howden, EEF’s Insurance Partner, who will take you through the latest cyber security intelligence and show you how your business can protect itself from an attack.

Who should attend?

Attend this session if…

  • You are responsible for creating and deploying a strategy to protect your organisation from Cyber Threat.
  • You are responsible for IT within your organisation.
  • You are a business leader, wanting to understand the threat of a Cyber-attack and the implications on your business.  

What you will take away from this event:

  • Latest insight into Cyber threat.
  • A leading business’s perspective into the threat of Cyber Security and the challenges surrounding implementing them into a business and how to overcome them.
  • The implications of Cyber Threats to your business.
  • Opportunities to network and solve problems together.    



09:00 Registration, tea & coffee and networking


Welcome and introduction - Richard Halstead, EEF Membership Engagement Director - North 
09:35 Caterpillar and Cyber Security from 2006 - today, Dave Young, Information Security Officer at Caterpillar
10:00 Manufacturing Cyber Security - Howden and AIG


Panel debate – AIG/Howden/Caterpillar, Chaired by EEF
11:30 Close

EEF will not normally refuse entry to events, however, it is our policy to not admit competitors of EEF or our host facility into Manufacturing Connect events.

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