Digital Workshops for Businesses cover cyber security and growth opportunities in the Solent

This month the Hampshire Superfast Broadband programme teamed up with Economic Development to deliver a series of digital workshops for businesses. In conjunction with Barlcays, Solent Growth Hub and Microsec, the events were held at Barclays in Southampton and at Langstone Technology Park, Havant.

The Hampshire Superfast Broadband Programme Manager gave an overview of the project. Over 80,000 premises have been connected to fibre as part of wave 1 of the programme; this part of the project has been completed and we are well underway with wave 2, which will connect a further 34,000 premises, 95% of the county, by end of 2018. We await plans from central government on how they plan to fund outreach to the final percentage of premises in Hampshire, known as the final 4%; these properties are in expensive to reach areas and amount to around 23,000 premises across the county.

Ray Cobb from Solent Growth Hub outlined the hub’s services and how businesses can benefit from their assistance. The Solent Growth Hub operates a “one stop shop” which ensures that businesses can access help, expert advice and specialist services by acting as a single point of contact by phone and face to face. Solent Growth Hub operates as part of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). For further information on where the hub operates please download the presentation below.

Barclays brought light to the dangers that businesses face from the threat of hackers and outlined steps towards safety online. They covered topics such as Social Engineering, Phishing emails and SMS Phishing. Passwords are crucial to a businesses’ safety online – are yours too easy to guess? This link below to Barclays’ website outlines steps to protect yourself online.

Microsec is a Hampshire based business. They develop bespoke business software, specialising in cross-platform mobile business applications. James Lavery, Managing Director of Microsec, outlined the benefits a good broadband connection can offer to businesses, in terms of software access, engagement and connectivity.

Full copies of the presentations given are avaliable to download below. 


Solent Growth Hub
http://www.solentgrowthhub.co.uk/
01329 820 898

Barclays Cyber Security
https://www.barclayscorporate.com/insight-and-research/protecting-your-business.html

Microsec
http://www.microsec.co.uk/
023 9251 8250

Hampshire Superfast Broadband Programme
www.hants.gov.uk/broadband
broadband@hants.gov.uk

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