Better Safe than Sorry: Informing Entrepreneurs from The Hague on Cybersecurity
More than 70 entrepreneurs were informed on cybercrime and cybersecurity during the event MKB Think & Drink: Better Safe Than Sorry, organised by MKB The Hague, Platform Safe Entrepeneurship (PVO), the municipality of The Hague and Security Delta (HSD) at Pathé Buitenhof.
As part of our Cyber Kracht programme we organised and attended a range of events in the past few months to help raise awareness on cybercrime amongst small businesses in The Hague. Because unfortunately cybercrime is an increasing problem for many entrepreneurs; research shows that one in three SMEs will be affected by cybercrime at some point.
That’s why cybersecurity expert Bert de Jong from Chapter8, Vincent Stittelaar of the cyber crime team of the Police Unit The Hague and Xander Koppelmans, an entrepreneur turned victim, explained why entrepreneurs are so vulnerable to cybercrime, how to protect themselves and what to do when they do get hit. The most common forms of cybercrime for small SMEs are ransomware, phishing, identity fraud, scams and supply chain attacks.
The event was opened by deputy mayor Saskia Bruines, presented by Ewout Genemans and sponsored by Grant Thornton.