Cyber Defenders Part Two: Secure Cyber Defence


11 May, 2021

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST


Cyber Defenders Part Two: Secure Cyber Defence

Speaker: Rob Cowgill

Location: Virtual

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  • Duration

    1 hour

During the second part of this essential webinar, PC Rob Cowgill, WYP Force Cyber Protect Officer, will identify the essential steps you need to take to secure your devices and protect against fraud.

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Professional development

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Duration:1 hour
Access:This is a live event. You will receive information about the location, materials, and attendance after purchasing.

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Programme outline

Building on the recommendations from part one, PC Rob Cowgill look at the importance of securing your device with some recent case studies.
He will demonstrate what a strong ‘password’ is, all in line with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) guidance and also look at how to identify the characteristics of a ‘phishing email’, with current and real-life examples to work from. The session will also help staff identify when and what to report to their IT team or line manager, as well as the pros and cons of current policies in place around cyber.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Defending against phishing attacks
  • Securing devices
  • Using strong passwords
  • Reporting an incident (if in doubt call it out)


  • Rob Cowgill

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    PC Rob Cowgill was previously the lead on Cybercrime training for West Yorkshire Police new recruits.

    He joined the Police in 2007 as a front-line Police Officer, based in Bradford. He soon began to mentor, tutor and assess new recruits that joined, before becoming the lead Cybercrime trainer for Foundation Training at West Yorkshire Police (WYP).

    Rob joined WYP Cybercrime Team in 2018 as the Force Cyber PROTECT Officer where his primary role was to engage with businesses and academia providing national advice and guidance.

    He has developed a vast array of business networking contacts, which helped him with the development of Project Cerebral- a competition which was designed to ‘pit the wits’ of students from Universities across the West Yorkshire area, he has extensive experience of speaking at forum, group and cluster events, he has designed and delivered Cyber Defenders- a training package specifically aimed at SMEs, Charities, and the legal and accountancy sectors, for a non-technical audience (who may have little or no knowledge of cyber security), in order to develop that human firewall within an organisation.

    He can deliver tailored awareness sessions based on the national messages as well as workshops, to reduce those vulnerabilities within your network.