The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is and NIST are co-sponsoring a workshop on May 25th called, “Cyber Security is Good Business.” The event runs from 8:00 to 12:00pm at the LSBDC Greater New Orleans Region: Main Office.
The event is free and could help save small businesses time and money. Over 27 million U.S. businesses (over 95 percent of all U.S. businesses0 are small and medium size businesses of 500 employees or less. Many of these businesses are vulnerable to cyber security attacks.
Payroll, proprietary information, and client or employee data are all vital to small businesses’ successes. A computer failure or other system breach could cost a business anything from its reputation and competitive advantage to its customers and viability to stay open. The NIST Computer Security Division has developed this workshop to help the small business owner increase information system security. Workshop attendees will:
- Learn how to define information security (IS) for your organization.
- Hear examples of common types of threats and understand how to determine the extent to which your organization should proactively address threats.
- Learn common Best Practices and procedures to operate more securely.
- Hear a basic explanation of current technologies used in reducing IS vulnerabilities and learn of resources freely available to your organization.
The Louisiana SBDC assists entrepreneurs statewide, providing business consulting at no cost to help small businesses grow and succeed. This workshop is one of the many the plan to host this year. A full list of events is available here.