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No Lancashire company is safe from the threat of ‘cyber attack’

No Lancashire company is safe from the threat of ‘cyber attack’
Matthew Metcalfe (centre right) is greeted by Mark Winters (managing director of NatWest business banking for the North of England) watched by, left to right: Lisa Edge (Lancashare), Michael O’Malley (NatWest), Adam Clayton (NatWest), Sarah Salisbury (PIB Insurance) and Wendy Bowers (Role).

Cyber security – every business is at risk.No Lancashire company is safe from the threat of ‘cyber attack’.

That was the stark warning given to business owners at a special interactive seminar organised by NatWest bank and cyber security experts Holker IT.

Matthew Metcalfe, managing director at Holker IT – with premises in Preston and Colne -explained the dangers involved when firms fail to pay due attention to system security.

“Cyber attacks are happening right here and right now,” said Matthew. “Anyone who feels it won’t happen to them is living outside reality.

“Protection that may have been good enough a year or so ago is no longer sufficient and it is imperative that businesses fully understand the size and scale of the threat.”

The “Cyber Security for Business’ event was held at NatWest’s Ewood House offices in Blackburn.

Michael O’Malley, director of business banking at NatWest (East Lancashire and Bolton), said: “We are very conscious of the need to keep our customers fully aware of the perils posed by hackers and to guide them on how best to protect their networks, data, systems and staff.

“Cyber security is clearly of great importance and the success of the presentation in conjunction with Holker IT will lead to other similar events in different areas.”

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.