Posted on August 1, 2016 by staff

Roundtable: FinTech and cyber security


Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have decided to change the format to a smaller roundtable event, by invitation only, as opposed to a breakfast event.

A follow up article around the discussions that take place at the roundtable will appear in the subsequent edition of BusinessCloud.

Cyber security and the growing FinTech sector will be the subject of this BusinessCloud roundtable. This event is now by invitation only.

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Sales meeting room, UKFast, 1 Archway, UKFast Campus, Birley Fields, Manchester M15 5QJ

Tackling cyber security is now a top priority of UK businesses.

Most companies have already fallen victim to an attack and as the criminals become more sophisticated, that figure is only going to rise.

Although most breaches won’t be on the scale experienced by Mossask Fonseca – the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers hack – the case served to highlight the clear and present danger posed by cyber attackers.

Given the rash of high profile attacks it’s staggering that the vast majority of breaches are caused by human error, highlighting that ignorance is acting as an open invite to the criminals.

And all this at a time when the burgeoning financial technology sector – known as FinTech – is going from strength-to-strength.

The UK is a magnet for innovative companies that use technology to make financial services more efficient.

The FinTech and cyber security roundtable will hear from some of the UK’s most innovative FinTech firms and discuss the omnipresent danger of cyber security.

It will be chaired by BusinessCloud editor and award-winning journalist Chris Maguire.