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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month - find out what's on!

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month: a collaboration between government and private industry to raise awareness about digital security and help individuals and organisations reduce the risk of online crime. Alice Carney, Associate Director, Partnerships, shares the programme of activities, events and resources planned at Crossword.

Throughout the month, Crossword will be hosting a number of online and face to face events, publishing resources and communications, and promoting special offers dedicated to helping organisations keep their employees and customers safe online.

Our focus areas in the coming weeks will be as follows:

· Week one: Building a strategic response to cyber risk

· Week two: Cyber resilience for SMEs

· Week three: Cybersecurity and the hybrid workplace

· Week four: Supply chain and third-party risk management

Be sure to sign up for the events we have coming up and check out our online resources.


"Disrupting infosec with SheLeadsTech: Making disruptive change in infosec practices"

Who: Katie Shanahan, Managing Consultant at Crossword, Dr Lizzie Coles-Kemp, Professor of Information Security, Royal Holloway, University of London

What: Webinar in partnership with SASIG and SheLeadsTech

Why not: Watch now, on demand

"Unpacking cyber resilience in financial services (live, in person)"

Who: Matt Rowe, CSO, Lloyds Banking Group; Amanda Finch, CEO, CIISEC; Prof Raj Muttukrishnan, Director Institute of Cybersecurity at City University; Stuart Jubb, Group Managing Director, Crossword

What: Crossword-hosted industry thought-leadership and networking

Where: Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square

When: Thur 13 Oct, doors open 5.30 pm

"Cybersecurity in a hybrid working world (online)"

Who: Sean Arrowsmith, Group Sales Dir; Sandy George, Business Development Mgr

What: Webinar in partnership with CII, The Chartered Insurance Institute

Where: Online

Why not: Watch now, on demand

"Cybersecurity in a world of hybrid working (online)"

Who: Katie Shanahan, Managing Consultant at Crossword

What: Webinar in partnership with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Where: Online

When: Wed 19 Oct, 12.00 to 1.00 pm.

Why not: Register here.

"Tor-ing around the threats of the dark web"

Who: Jon Inns, Product Director, Trillion at Crossword

What: Webinar in partnership with Brigantia

Where: Online

When: Tues 25 Oct, 10.00 to 11.00 am.

Why not: Register here.

Keep checking back - we may add more!

Throughout the month we will be updating this page and our social channels with thought leadership, top tips, and guidance on the following topics:


  • Crossword company and solutions overview brochure

  • Strategy and collaboration: a better way forward for effective cybersecurity – CISO survey and report


With cyberattacks hitting the headlines seemingly on a daily basis, it can feel overwhelming and as if you’re powerless to do anything about it. But Cybersecurity Awareness Month reminds everyone that there are all kinds of ways to keep your employees, customers and company protected.

Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn and bookmark this page for more learnings and activities

If you would like to discuss cybersecurity for your organisation please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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