Join 65-80 other professionals and civic leaders to connect and socialize, hear updates from the cities of Bothell and Kenmore, and the Chamber, meet new members, and find out what is happening around your community. New members will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business to the room.
Guest Speaker: Tom Pendergast, Ph.D., MediaPRO
Topic: The Human Side of Cybersecurity: Tips for Protecting Yourself and Your Small Business
While data breaches and hacking at big companies like Target and Equifax and Facebook make headline news, the truth is that small businesses and individuals also face real threats from cybercriminals. In fact, most attacks on businesses and individuals start with a simple human mistake, like clicking a link in a phishing email or disclosing sensitive information. Whether you are trying to protect your family or your small business, it’s important that you take steps to build up your technical defenses and to also develop a “cybersecurity state of mind” that you communicate to your family, your friends, and your employees.
In this talk with Tom Pendergast, Ph.D., Chief Strategist at MediaPRO, a Bothell-based cybersecurity and privacy education company, we’ll learn:
• The nature of threats facing small businesses and individuals today
• Why employees play such a critical role in protecting your business
• The role of “technical protections” and good habits
• Take the Cybersecurity Pledge: 10 ways you can improve today
Tip: Members, bring your marketing brochures for the Member's Information Table and lots of business cards.