Plymouth Marjon University’s students got a masterclass on how to protect businesses from cyber crime at an event held on the Marjon campus last week.
The South West Cyber Crime Unit delivered an interactive half day workshop for the Business, Criminology and Forensic Investigation students on how to prevent and deal with online crime in small, medium and large businesses.
Course Leader of the BSc (Hons) Business degree at Marjon, Dr Sarah Preedy, said she was keen for her students to understand how to deal with some of the business industry’s more complex issues in the digital age.
“It’s great the South West Cyber Crime Unit has come here to help our students understand the challenges that are posed to business through online activities,” said Dr Preedy.
“We wanted to help our students understand firstly what cyber crime is but also what you can do to prevent it and how you can embed that protection in your business from the very start.
“Students have gained loads of tips and tricks on how to protect their businesses online but also how to protect themselves and their family from cyber crime.”
BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation Course Leader Dr Andrew Whittington said, “For our students who study Criminology and Forensic Investigation, the interaction was very useful in considering vulnerabilities in the business arena and gave them the opportunity to consider the victim side of this looming criminal activity.”
The session was delivered in Marjon’s state-of-the-art business suite, The Edge, where students had the opportunity to let their ideas flow in the interactive spaces where creative problem solving can thrive.
Dr Preedy added: “It’s always great seeing this great space being used by people and having that energy in a room where ideas are flowing. It has been a really successful day for our students.”
The Edge is available to hire for any member of the local community. Full details can be found here.
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