Experts are seeing a trend in hackers focusing their efforts on small to medium-sized businesses because their security systems are easier to penetrate. Hackers who target small businesses may be trying to get personal information about that company’s employees or customers, including social security numbers or credit card information. They might also be trying to exploit the vulnerabilities of small business computer systems to gain entry to larger, even more lucrative targets.
In 2016, the average cost to a business in the United States after a data breach was $221 per customer whose data had been exposed. – Ponemon Institute
Do your systems have enough protection? Where do you begin? Come to our community workshop to find the knowledge and resources your business needs to lower its risk of a data breach.
To help businesses manage and protect sensitive data, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created the cybersecurity framework, which we will cover in this workshop.
Professionals from several industry sectors will be presenting and available to answer questions.
Learn how to:
What needs protection in your business?
Common cyber attacks that may be used against your business
The risks and costs of not being prepared for a cyber attack
Train your employees to make smart decisions on electronic devices
Use firewalls, encryption and strong passwords
Actively assess and manage cyber risk
Implement company policies
Buy and regularly update antivirus software
Teach employees to recognize cyber attacks
Develop an Incident Response Plan
Do a simple and low cost risk assessment for your business
Actively manage your business’s security risks
Limit the time and money spent on the recovery process
Get rid of all traces of malicious code and make sure systems are secure
Contact the proper authorities
Registration is limited and includes lunch thanks to sponsorship by Banner Bank.