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Friday, 5 February, 2016

"Cyber Crime Awareness Briefing"


There are several physical threats applicable to Antwerp diamond companies: fraud, theft, switching, robbery, burglary, tiger kidnapping … For a couple of months now, AWDC SO has observed another increasing threat: cyber crime. Examples of cyber crime include, but are not limited to: email hacks, caller ID fraud, money exchange fraud, invoice fraud, bank transfer fraud, malware attacks …

AWDC SO wants to increase awareness in the Antwerp Diamond Community about the recent surge of cyber crime and offer preventive security measures. This briefing is focused on and addressed to CEOs, GMs, CFOs and personnel, mandated to order or perform financial transactions such as payments, money exchanges and transfers.

AWDC SO will organize the "Cyber Crime Awareness Briefings" on a monthly basis.

The next briefing is scheduled on Thursday 18t February 2016 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room ‘Oppenheimer’ in the AWDC building on level -1.

During the "Cyber Crime Awareness Briefing", AWDC SO will elaborate on the following topics:
• The status of the current threat (incl. examples from the Antwerp diamond industry).
• Operational and financial impact on individuals, the company and its insurance policy.
• Recommended security measures.

Registration is based on the 'first come, first served’ principle and up to 10 people may participate. This briefing is free of charge, but anyone unable to attend and failing to notify us prior to the start of the briefing may be charged a cancellation fee of 50 euro (excl. taxes).

If you wish to register, please send an email with your name, company name and mobile number to