Small Business Cybersecurity Workshop

A FREE Workshop that Helps Smaller Businesses Identify and Address Information Security Issues in a Practical and Affordable Manner

Thursday, September 19
8:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

Louisiana Tech – University Hall
Park at intersection of W Railroad Ave and Everett St

 

Computer Security for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

Why is Computer Security Important?

Businesses which utilize computers for email and other online activities as well as invoices, payroll, employee data, client records, or proprietary information are potentially vulnerable to the threat of computer crime and innocent computing errors that may create tremendous inconvenience, produce substantial financial loss, or even end the life of the business.  Because this threat is real, significant, and growing, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is conducting workshops that help small and mid-sized business owners assess the security of their information and information systems in order to understand what safeguards are needed, weigh their potential for loss, and make sound investments in effective computer security solutions.

Who Needs to Attend?

This workshop is for the owners and key team members of small and mid-sized businesses.  You do not have to be an information technology or computer professional in order to understand the presentation.  You will gain an understanding about the security vulnerabilities of your business and receive information that allows you to determine what preventative and corrective measures are necessary.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand basic information security practices for internet, email, desktop, and personnel
  • Identify information that needs to be protected and prioritize the need for protection
  • Assess security weakness, threats, vulnerabilities, and risks of information systems
  • Determine how much time and money is justified for information security
  • Create procedures to implement security policies that are established
  • Recognize what you can do yourself and what to look for when contracting IT professionals
  • Receive information about security technologies and recommended actions

To register, call (318) 257-3537.