YHFF ™ MASTERCLASS: Cyber trends – Protecting your people

Wednesday 14 July 2021, 16.00

Please note that due to Coronavirus restrictions, this Masterclass will be delivered online. Joining instructions will be circulated in due course.

We are delighted to welcome Richard Plumb of NHS Digital and Cyber and Physical Security Expert, to our latest 2021 Masterclass.

Criminals are always looking for ways to take advantage of gaps in information security controls and weaknesses in security practices in order to access information which they can use to their benefit.

With the increase in home and flexible working during lockdown, and the likelihood that more of us will continue to work in a hybrid manner once we start to exit lockdown, these different ways of working present opportunities for fraudsters to access our information inappropriately.

Richard will explain how fraudsters use phishing techniques and exploit weak passwords to gain access to our networks and information. He will also run an interactive phishing demonstration to show how fraudsters fool users into providing useful information and provide an insight into how they crack weak passwords.


Richard currently works as a Cyber Threat Intelligence Lead at NHS Digital. His previous roles include working as a Cyber & Physical Security Consultant Manager in KPMG’s Cyber Practice and over 14 years within a law enforcement background. Richard has extensive expertise and qualifications in physical security, access control, crime prevention through environmental design and physical counter-terrorism measures as well as holding a current Secured By Design License.

Richard has vast experience of presenting technical and often complex cyber operations concepts to the highest level of audience and of all levels of technical capability, including at the 2020 Midlands Fraud Forum Annual Conference.


16:00Welcome & Introduction
16:05Protecting your peopleRichard Plumb
17:15Q & A

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Attendance at this valuable Masterclass is free for all current YHFF™ members.

If you are unable to attend in person a colleague is welcome to attend in your place; simply let us have the name of your replacement.


For non-members the cost will be £60 plus VAT (£72). This price includes membership of the YHFF™ with access to the one Masterclass in the membership year to 30 September 2021. Payment is required prior to attendance at the event and is non-refundable.

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