Just as you would not leave your windows open when you leave home or your car unlocked, it makes sense to protect ourselves in the world of cybbercrime.
The Judicial Police, GNR and Safe Communities Portugal have joined together to hold the first seminar of its type in São Brás, aimed at helping residents and businesses to protect themselves from cybercrime.
Cybercrime is the largest growing crime. The global cost should reach nearly 2 trillion Euros by 2019. That's an average loss of over 500 Euros per person based on the global number of internet users for that year!
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 on home computers; cyberbullying, hacking and email scams. The list is endless. It is very important that everyone, businesses and residents, are more aware of the threat and what steps can be taken to minimise the risk.
Local businesses and residents are invited to this seminar, which includes the key elements that will help you to reduce your risk to these threats: The Top 3 Real-World Cybersecurity Threats, Cybersecurity Solutions and Practical and Cost-Effective Solutions.
The seminar will cover practical issues and advice, which if followed will help save people from the cost and disruption that a virus or phishing attack on a home or business computer can bring. It will also cover the role of parents and grandparents in helping to protect children from the dangers of the internet and social media.
- Inspector Ricardo Valadas - Judicial Police (JP)
- Tenente Pedro Fenandes - Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR)
- Mr Jim Litchko - Senior Computer Security Analyst and Board Member of Safe Communities Portugal
The speakers are experts in their fields and their presentations in previous events have been very well received by residents.
This is in English and entry is free. There will be plenty of time to ask questions.
Places are limited so please book your place by contacting Safe Communities Portugal at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (+351) 913 045 093.