Hack to Basics: Rebuilding After a Cyber Breach

This event is brought to you by YCSC: West Yorkshire Chapter, Communicate Technology, Leeds University Business School & CAPSLOCK.

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Realising that emails are being sent on your behalf, your password has been reset, and you’ve received a ransomware message, what would you do?

According to the latest Cyber Security Breach Survey, 73% of businesses overall do not have a cyber incident response plan, leaving them vulnerable to greater downtime and loss in the case of an incident.

This event is designed for people working within organisations who want to be prepared, as well as those with an interest in learning more about incident response. Attendees should expect to develop a clearer understanding of how to respond during that stomach dropping moment of an incident, to minimise loss and get back to business as usual. This event is designed to be practical, but not technical, so no prior knowledge of incident response is required. However, this event is not exclusive - anyone can attend to acquire knowledge and develop their expertise!

Partnering with industry leaders Communicate, CAPSLOCK and Leeds University Business School, this event from YCSC: West Yorkshire Chapter offers the opportunity to learn through interactive tabletop activities, real life case studies, and best practice, with the opportunity to meet and network with like-minded attendees and enjoy refreshments and lunch.


Time Activity
09:30 – 10:00 Arrival & Refreshments
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome
10:15 – 11:15 Tabletop Activity – Andrea Cullen
11:15 – 12:15 Hack to Basics: Rebuilding Post Breach – David Johnson
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch & Networking


CAPSLOCK CEO / Co-Founder & YCSC: West Yorkshire Chapter Lead Andrea Cullen will be delivering an exciting and interactive tabletop activity.

We welcome Communicate Technology's Cyber Director, David Johnson, to cover the definition and types of breaches, share statistics and present real-life case studies with the opportunity for the audience to share their experience and knowledge. This will also include how to build a resilient incident response plan, mitigate loss post-breach, leverage resources and partnerships, and conclude with an actionable checklist which we can share with attendees.


Newlyn Building, University Business School, 24 Mount Preston St, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9ND.

Each YCSC chapter is dedicated to making cyber security opportunities more accessible to everyone in Yorkshire. This strategic expansion ensures that no one misses out, bringing tailored events right to your doorstep. However, that doesn't mean you can't attend from afar! Everyone is welcome, regardless of location.

Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster

The Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster is a professional network of cyber security practitioners and those with an interest in the industry, created as part of the UK Cyber Security Forum to help cyber security experts and organisations across the region to collaborate and build a stronger standard of cyber security as part of a knowledge exchange collective.

The cluster's role is to support, inspire, and work collaboratively with cyber security professionals to strengthen the regional cyber security ecosystem.

1. Establishing as an authentic leader in the cyber security industry.

2 . Developing a strong committed community membership.

3. Supporting local economy.

4. Defining, developing and supporting achievable pathways.

5. Achieving sustainable fundings.

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