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Free Computer Security Workshops for Small Business Owners

Free Computer Security Workshops for Small Business Owners

By CeceliaT, SBA Official
Published: April 23, 2012

Small businesses around the country can take advantage of free computer security workshops to help strengthen their information security, determine their readiness against security breaches and safeguard their business information from computer attacks. With the growing threat of computer hacking, even against large companies, small businesses should armor themselves.

The series of workshops, designed especially for small business owners, is made possible by a partnership between the SBA, Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s InfraGard.   

What in it for me?

You can learn about the protective tools and techniques used to measure, maintain and guard your information and systems and learn to identify information security vulnerabilities that can put your small businesses at risk. And it’s free.

Protecting your business’ confidential data – stuff like business invoices, payroll records, customer and employee data and other private information – is critical to your company’s success.  A computer failure or other system breach can damage your company’s reputation, expose it to costly recovery expenses, and disrupt your business’ overall operation.

What will I learn?

As a small business owner, you will learn how to protect yourself from intentional attacks or unintentional damage (like from a well-meaning employee), guard yourself from lost productivity caused by security breaches and learn the current technology used to evaluate your security needs.  And you will also learn helpful and practical steps to take to protect your business’ operations.

How do I sign up?

Additional information on the computer security workshops, including local area registration information is all online. Agenda’s for each location will be added.

You can find the nearest computer security workshops to you. Note that locations marked TBD and TBA will be updated online with confirmed dates and times.

About the Author:

Cecelia Taylor

SBA Official

CeceliaT is a moderator for the SBA Community. We appreciate your participation and feedback on how we can continually improve the community to meet your small business needs.