Top Cyber Security Considerations for Small Business - Webcast Announced

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The Small Business Center of Excellence™ (SBCoE) announces a national webcast, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1 pm CST.

The Small Business Center of Excellence™ (SBCoE) announces a national webcast, Top Cyber Security Considerations for Small Business. The webcast will identify the Top Cyber Security Threats that face small business, and what steps and processes can be implemented to protect and recover from cyber security threats. The webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1 pm CST.

The webcast will feature cyber security expert Jerry Irvine, member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, the FBI Infragard, the IT Information Sharing and Collaboration Center, and a recent board member of the National Cyber Security Task Force. Jerry is CIO and Partner of Prescient Solutions, a leading IT services firm. The webcast will be moderated by Heather Hawes, Executive Director of the Small Business Center of Excellence.

“Cyber threats are pervasive and growing for businesses of all types and sizes, so cyber security is now mission critical,” explains Heather Hawes, Executive Director of the Small Business Center of Excellence. “Small businesses are particularly vulnerable, as understanding and resources are lacking in comparison to larger enterprises.”

For more information, or to register for the free webcast: Top Cyber Security Considerations for Small Business, link to: http://smallbusinesscenterofexcellence.org/events.

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About the Small Business Center of Excellence
The Small Business Center of Excellence™ is an educational platform dedicated to helping small businesses of all types achieve extraordinary success. Programs include the SBCoE webcast training series, and the annual Small Biz–Big Thinking™ Awards program. SBCoE offers Basic and Premium memberships, along with a Partner/Sponsor program. For more information, visit http://www.SmallBusinessCenterOfExcellence.org, or engage with SBCoE: Blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+. For more information or a Press File, contact Heather Hawes at 630-868-5063.

About Jerry Irvine
Jerry Irvine is CIO and Partner of Prescient Solutions, a Chicago-based Information Technology (IT) services firm. Jerry is a member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, a new body formed for the prevention, detection, mitigation, and aggressive investigation of attacks on the nation's financial and critical infrastructures. In addition, he participates in the FBI InfraGard, and the IT Information Sharing and Collaboration Center. From 2008-2017, Jerry served as a board member for the National Cyber Security Task Force, a joint operation between the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. His expertise on cyber security has been featured in a number of national and industry publications including The New York Times, Wired magazine, and WGN Radio. Jerry holds many certifications including CISSP, CHISSP, GICSP, CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CBCP, CASP, CIPT, ITIL, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, and CCDP.

About Heather Hawes
Executive Director of the Small Business Center of Excellence (SBCoE), Heather Hawes is a founding partner of Modern Marketing Partners, and IDeas BIG (brand identity group). Heather has experience across many industries and categories, and all marketing disciplines. She is a by-line contributor to the SBCoE blog, earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa, and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.

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