Every day, owners and employees of small- and medium-sized businesses find themselves as victims of malicious cyber actors. Unlike a fire, burglary, robbery or other safety and security event that could occur at your business, malicious cyber actors do not need to be physically located in Allen or Fairview to inflict harm—including potential bankruptcy—upon your business or place of employment.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges businesses to adopt essential Internet security practices to reduce network weaknesses to make life more difficult for the bad guys. Smart cybersecurity practices have positive implications for strong U.S. communities and national competitiveness. By managing their companies’ cybersecurity, owners and managers not only help protect their crucial business and customer information but also help protect the Internet.
This presentation will aim to do the following:
Educate businesses about the common threats that they could become
victim to online, particularly cybercrime.
Give businesses of all sizes simple steps necessary to help
protect their data and how and to whom to report cyber incidents.
Stress that cybersecurity is a team sport.
Identify additional cybersecurity resources.
Tommy Baril, Assistant Director with the U. S. Government Accountability Office Defense Capabilities & Management team.
Wayne Boline, Senior Manager, Enterprise Compliance