Louisiana SBDC at Southeastern to host seminar on cyber threat awareness

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – In recognition of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University will host a free seminar in Hammond Oct. 26 titled “Cyber Threat Awareness for Business.”
     Co-sponsored with the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce and Northshore SCORE, the seminar is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce, located at 400 NW Railroad Ave. in Hammond.
     “This highly informative briefing will be followed by a workshop and facilitated discussion regarding practical steps that can be taken immediately to reduce your business’s cyber exposure, while potentially saving money on business liability insurance,” said Assistant Director of the SBCD Sandy Summers.  
     Summers said the seminar will also provide take-away checklists and policy templates relating to cyber security awareness that can be shared with employees to increase the ability to withstand cyber trickery.
     Guest speaker for the event is CJ George, president of First Maridian.
     “This is rare opportunity to hear from a cyber security expert about actual threats occurring in our area,” she said. “You will be surprised at what you hear.”
     Summers said attendees will also learn practical tips that can immediately be applied to help reduce business exposure to and recover from phishing attacks, malware, social engineering, ransomeware and Trojans, such as WannaCry, CryptoLocker and similar threats active today, as well as unintended modification or corruption of data.
     Although the seminar is free, seating is only guaranteed for pre-registered attendees. For more information or to register, call 985-549-3831 or log on to www.lsbdc.org.

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