On October 3rd, 2019, MePush is holding a cyber security event for cities/townships/boroughs, small- and medium-sized businesses in Central PA. This is a must-attend event for business owners and managers, policy makers, team leads, and IT professionals. Regardless of your business sector, information security is important and the threats to your company and your employees are real. Get educated and find solutions here. It is easy to sign up: RSVP here.
News/PSA for event: https://mepush.com/mepush-cybersec-symposium-2019-psa/ (10 Sep 2019).
LinkedIn Article for event: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mepush-cybersec-symposium-2019-art-ocain-mcse-vcp-ccna (25 Sep 2019)
What: MePush Cyber Security Symposium 2019 is packed with talks from hackers, security professionals, and cyber security service vendors. There will be talks around awareness as well demonstrations discussing actual security you can implement. Feel free to mill around the vendor tables during breaks and discuss their solutions.
Where: Central PA Chamber of Commerce, 30 Lawton Lane, Milton, PA 17847
When: October 3rd, 2019 8:00AM to ~5:30PM
Why: Businesses need education and simple cyber security solutions to be more cybersafe.
Who: Owners and decision makers at small- and medium-sized businesses. Managers, directors, and process administrators from local businesses.
Speaking Agenda: TBD
- WHITEPAPER: There will be snacks!
- WHITEPAPER: Lock your doors
- PRESENTATION PREVIEW: Michael Frauenhoffer, My Favorite Computer is Your Computer: An introduction into how hackers make money off of small- and medium-sized businesses.
- PRESENTATION PREVIEW: Jared Sholley, Cyber Insurance: Covering cyber risks and protecting from the inevitable
- PRESENTATION PREVIEW: Jordan Snook, Under Lock & Key: Securing the castle and the secrets within
- PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: Cyber Hygiene: Internet Safety and You
- PREVIOUS PRESENTATION: Cyber Awareness: Be a Security Hero
- RESOURCE: Email Safety Tips for Every Employee
- RESOURCE: Example Acceptable Use Policy for Staff
- PRESS KIT PICS: CyberSec pic 1 CyberSec pic 2
Michael Frauenhoffer, Security Consultant, former MePushian (now top secret):
Jared Sholley, Sholley Insurance Agency:
- Presentation: Cyber Insurance – Protection for the Inevitable
Jordan Snook, Cyber Security Manager, MePush
- Demonstration of authentication and password management with Duo, Yubikey, Azure AD, and LastPass
- Presentation: Under lock & key: Securing the castle and the secrets within, a discussion about password security and authentication.
Art Ocain, COO, MePush
- Presentation: How local government needs to respond to current cyber threats
Jeffrey M. Miller, SPS, DTI, Jeffrey M. Miller Consultancy: Integrated Threat Management Solutions
- Presentation: Threats from within.
Become cybersafe by learning what cybersecurity solutions you can afford to deploy. Stop leaving the door wide open for risk. Safe can be simple. Make it routine. Changing with the threats to keep your business safe can be simple as long as you build it into your business processes. Becoming cybersafe takes awareness and learning on your part. Becoming cybersafe takes choosing the right products and using them the right way. Becoming cybersafe takes building the right policies and learning for your employees.
Your security tools need to be evaluated regularly. You’ll need to layer in a few things. There is no perfect solution. There is no such thing as being 100% secure. Your business needs to continuously improve its cyber security practices and policies so that you stay positioned to defend against the current threats.
Are you a small fish? Maybe. Does that mean you can’t have big fish teeth? Hell no. Just because you are small doesn’t mean you have to think small. Think you’re safe because you’re small? You’re wrong.
Small businesses are so much easier to breach than the large enterprise, and hackers can go for years undetected in a small business. Why? You have nothing in place to detect them. You have nothing in place to stop them. Your doors are wide open for them. You owe it to the people who rely on your business to keep them safe. You owe it to your employees to stay in business tomorrow.
Think like the big fish. Defend what you have worked so hard to build.
Because it’s not if someone tries to hack you. It’s when.