Businesses in Rugby urged to be vigilant against cybercrime

Alex Williams of Warwickshire County Council, Jon Bass and Glenn Bourne of the chamber and Kevin Mullan, of The Rugby Hotel
Alex Williams of Warwickshire County Council, Jon Bass and Glenn Bourne of the chamber and Kevin Mullan, of The Rugby Hotel

Rugby’s business community has been urged to be extra vigilant to help beat the threat of cybercrime.

The Rugby branch of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce held its latest meeting of members at the Rugby Hotel on Sheep Street and invited a business crime expert to brief businesses on the latest online threats.

Alex Williams, business crime advisor at Warwickshire County Council, told chamber members a simple stream of online security measures can go a long way to protecting businesses online.

He urged companies to not underestimate the ever-changing cyber threats and to look into protecting assets with cyber liability insurance.

Glenn Bourne, chair of the chamber’s Rugby branch, said the briefing provided a strong reminder of the importance of being as alert as possible when it comes to cyber security.

“Cyber threats present a massive danger to any business, and can bring a company to its knees if adequate safety steps are not in place,” he said.

“Hundreds of new threats are being created by cyber criminals on a daily basis, so it was extremely useful to hear from Alex on what we can do to put our businesses in the best possible place to prevent attacks. Alex visits businesses across the borough to carry out online health checks and offer cyber security advice and we are thankful to him for taking time to brief our members with some expert advice we could away to protect our companies.”