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Introducing New CISA Program to Prevent Cyber Attacks

September 15, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Recent reports have found that SMBs are just as likely to be targeted by hackers as their larger counterparts. Simply, no organization is too small to be a victim of a cyber attack. This year, CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency) introduced a new program called Cyber Essentials that focuses on what SMBs can do to improve and strengthen their cyber readiness and resilience. Join Bradford Willke, Senior Advisor at CISA, and Stuart Cohen, President of IGI CyberLabs, as they discuss:

• Why CISA created the Cyber Essentials program
• How SMBs can improve their resilience against cyber attacks
• What SMBs need to look for when managing cyber risk

– Introduction of SMB cybersecurity landscape (i.e., large business cyber security dilemma is small business cyber security dilemma, but without the same resources)
– Why CISA created the Essentials and how they apply to “the rising number of cyber attacks facing [SMBs]”
– Other services in the CISA Catalog and efforts underway for SMB cybersecurity
– A few simple steps (to improve and protect) SMB resilience to cyber attacks (i.e., 4-5 specific practices from the Essentials, and maybe one process improvement idea)
– A few “watch out for” items (i.e., risks from your third-party arrangements, risks from your customer, etc.)
– Where else to turn-to for SMB cybersecurity advice and tools
– Answer questions

BradFord Willke, DHS/CISA
Senior Advisor to Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Jen Easterly

Who Should Attend:
Business owners, CEO’s, CFO’s, COO’s and IT professionals helping small businesses either full time or part time.

Who Can Attend:
Open to anyone.