DS 07 – Cyber Security & The Dark Web. Macmillan Theatre in Bridgwater.

We will be learning from the Police about cyber security and how best to protect you and your businesses and hearing all about the dark web! Ticket includes Pizza and lots of networking with other digitally curious folk.

Date 03.10.2023

Time 6pm - 8pm

Digital Somerset’s first Road Show event! Your ticket includes Pizza and lots of networking with other digitally curious folk.

Speaker Intro: Megan Haldane

“I have proudly served with Avon and Somerset Police for over two years, spending the last year in the esteemed role of a Cyber Protect Officer. Within this capacity, I am dedicated to offering tailored cybercrime prevention guidance to a diverse range of recipients, including victims, the public, and businesses. Our mission revolves around diminishing the vulnerabilities of individuals and organisations, thereby minimising the likelihood of succumbing to cyber-attacks.”


When contemplating cybercrime, common misconceptions often arise – the notion that protection is beyond our grasp, or that it isn’t our responsibility to be vigilant. Today’s session is designed to dispel these fallacies. Throughout this session, we will delve into the following key topics:

  • Defining cybercrime and enhancing our ability to recognize it.
  • Unveiling actionable strategies for organisations to bolster their cyber defences.
  • Equipping individuals with practical measures to fortify their own cybersecurity.
  • Navigating available resources for further assistance.
  • Exploring the invaluable support Cyber Protect offers in safeguarding against cyber threats.

Speaker Intro: Durgan Cooper – Cetsat


An insight into the mysteries that surround the dark web.

Speaker Intro: Smantha Briggs – Spark IT


Spark Somerset’s ‘Spark IT project’ works across Somerset to address digital poverty in all of its forms: skills, confidence, data and devices. The project operates a network of free weekly Digital Café drop-in events, a telephone helpline, and a device and data loan service, but also prioritises connections with other organisations with shared values.

The project’s partnership with Donate IT is making real inroads across the county in reaching people who are most excluded. The Spark iT and Donate IT teams work together to collect donated digital devices and redistribute these to those in need. Donate IT’s work aligns perfectly with Spark iT’s aims to produce positive social outcomes while contributing to the circular green economy. Come along and hear from the Spark iT

Project Manager, Samantha Briggs, and the Donate IT Director, Simon Barfoot, talk about how we’re working together to reach every digitally excluded resident in Somerset, and how you or your business might contribute to this exciting, newly-emerging initiative.

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