Cyber Security for Small & Mid-Size Businesses

Cyber Security Plan Basics to Protect Small to Mid-Size Businesses

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 1:00 – 6:00 PM

Hackers target small to mid-size businesses as low-hanging fruit. Business owners need a plan to leverage practices to protect assets. Build the foundation for cyber security strategy to protect your company’s Reputation, Financial Well-Being and Intellectual Property – in short, your livelihood.

Learn how to protect yourself, your customers and your assets. Joining us for a powerful afternoon with top Cyber Security thought leaders in sessions to give you knowledge for developing technical, legal and financial aspects of a cyber security plan for your business.

Registration includes Cyber Risk Awareness Training and Resource break in the Cyber Security Summit Expo to meet with security resources and a Networking Reception.

Cost: $69

Who should attend?
Business owners and their payroll, HR and IT staff.

This event will cover:
• High-Risk Behaviors
• Actions to take RIGHT NOW
• Legal Considerations
• Insurance Options

AGENDA

1:00 – 1:15 Registration & Check-in

1:15-1:30 Welcome
Why a Cyber Security Strategy is critical to small and mid-size businesses and the impact it can have.
Speakers: Eileen Manning, Cyber Security Summit; Nancy Libersky, U.S. Small Business Administration

1:30-2:00 No Longer “Nice to Have” — Privacy and Security is the Law
Small to mid-size businesses may think they’re too small to get noticed by bad actors. Actually, they are prime targets. Moreover, state, federal and international legislation have begun to catch up to address the imperative of protecting data.  With the advent of comprehensive privacy and security regulations in GDPR, CCPA, and various state laws, safeguarding data is no longer aspirational, but rather a necessary practice.  Two attorneys from Briggs and Morgan break down what you need to know in a digestible overview of the legal landscape and provide you with helpful takeaways for your business.
Speakers: Cyrus C. Malek, Attorney, Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association; Brett Hebert, Attorney, Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association

2:00-2:40 pm Small Business Big Threat: Why Hackers Love Businesses Like Yours
Just because you only see the cyber breaches that happen to big name companies on the news doesn’t mean they are the only targets.  Small and mid sized companies have become the favorite target of cyber criminals all over the world.  But why is an unknown small to mid-sized company a target for a cyber breach?  Why would they want your data?  This session will explore why cyber criminals are increasingly focusing their efforts on accessing the networks of business just like yours and how you can start to secure your network without breaking the bank.
Speaker: Eric Ebner, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Protocol 46

2:45-3:15 pm Expo Resource Break
Session Takeaways:  Connect with vendors that can support your needs

3:15-4:00 pm Third Party Risk Management for Small Business 
Small businesses providing services to an enterprise will normally be required to undergo an assessment or audit to demonstrate they have ample capacity to protect any data they will host or process. Differentiation between service providers is often based on cyber security capabilities in addition to the quality of services offered. We will review common cyber security controls and capabilities assessed and required of service providers by Enterprises. Experience is based on multiple third-party assessments early in the vendor selection process involving many different types of services.  
Speaker: Chuck Pellino, Vice President, CISSP, Security Systems Architect, Managing Systems Architect-LOB Architect, PVSI, Lending, Wells Fargo

4:00-4:45 pm Q&A Panel
Panelists:
Cyrus C. Malek, Attorney, Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association
Brett Hebert, Attorney, Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association
Eric Ebner, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Protocol 46
Chuck Pellino, Vice President, CISSP, Security Systems Architect, Managing Systems Architect-LOB Architect, PVSI, Lending, Wells Fargo

4:45-5:00 pm Session Takeaways
Speaker: Cyrus Malek

5:00-6:00 pm Reception in Resource Center


As Summit co-founder Eileen Manning stresses in the cover story for Upsize Magazine, cyber security is fundamental for small businesses that work with larger companies, which require it – not to mention for pure survival.



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According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), small businesses are at a higher risk of cyberattacks than larger businesses. DHS has provided a set of resources specifically for small businesses at Stop.Think.Connect. Small Business Resources and will present on this topic at this event.