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As part of the cyber security education agenda, COIE Bristol hosted a keynote presentation from Steve Pilkington, technical director of IT Security Consultancy, Italik.

The presentation centred on the 10 steps to cyber security management, which included information risk management, secure configuration, network security, managing user privileges, user education and awareness, incident management, malware prevention, monitoring, removable media controls and home and mobile working.

Pilkington, who has over 20 years of experience as an Infrastructure and Network Security Consultant, said: “It was great to be part of, and be able to present at, such a respected industry event attended by many high profile organisations.

The event provided the perfect platform for education around cyber security and how this should be factored in as part of an organisations business and security strategy. The threat is real and the risk needs to be mitigated through strategic planning and a particular focus on staff training, vulnerability management and importantly being prepared and having an incident plan in place.

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