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Free Workshop Helps Small Business Owners Reduce Cyber Threats

Release Date: 
Thursday, August 22, 2013
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Advisory Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2013
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Carol Silverstrom (501)296-3027


Free Workshop Helps Small Business Owners

Reduce Cyber Threats


LITTLE ROCK--The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Arkansas District Office, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are sponsoring a free workshop for small business owners and organizations to learn how to secure their electronic data. 


Richard Kissel, senior information security analyst for NIST, will lead the Little Rock workshop.  With over 20 years experience in the information security profession, Kissel is author of the guide Small Business Information Security.  He spends his time on the road educating entrepreneurs about the potential security trouble spots caused by e-mail, social media, online banking, web surfing and downloading software.


“There’s a very small set of actions that a small business can do to avoid being an easy target for hackers and cyber criminals,” said Kissel.  “But, they have to be done and done consistently.”


As part of the United States Department of Commerce, the National Institute of Standards and Technology works to develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life.



WHAT:         Computer Security for Small Businesses Workshop


                        WHEN:         Monday, September 16, 2013

                                            8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


WHERE:        Arkansas State Chamber

                     1200 West Capitol Avenue
                     Little Rock, AR 72201


COST:           Free, but seating is limited


CONTACT:     Carol Silverstrom








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