Monday, October 19th, 2020

Chamber to hold Cybersecurity Lunch ’n Learn

Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Lunch ’n Learn on Wednesday, October 21 at Faith Community Church of God, 3615 N. Norwood Road. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The title of the Lunch ’n Learn is “Why Your Business Should Look at Updating Information Security Controls.” When your business has good information security controls, your business security is stronger and will make for a better business. Cyber Security is not new. But breaches continue to happen.

2020 can’t be blamed completely, but it has accelerated the risks and provided another opportunity for cyber criminals. The Lunch ’n Learn information will provide some practical advice attendees can take back to work and implement, and some businesses need to budget to better protect their data and network.

Join the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 21 to talk about how cyberthreats to businesses have accelerated in 2020, and what your business should be doing to respond to these threats. The discussion will include what businesses fall victim to cyberattacks every day. Also included will be ways to reduce risks and improve information security by focusing on what the threats are, what can be done at a low or no cost, and other things businesses should be budgeting for, so they don’t become an easy victim.

Ransomware: Are you at risk? Hint: yes. Why passwords still matter and how to make them better. Use two-factor authentication on everything you can. Why traditional anti-virus is not a good investment and what is EDR. It’s time to get serious about patching. Build your human firewall – people and policy.

Cyberthreats like almost everything else have gotten worse in 2020. The discussion will include, “My business isn’t at risk, we’re too small.” It is something that is heard often and it’s a head-in-sand approach to be avoided. The talks will also include endpoint detection and response (EDR) – and why it is a great investment to consider. Our access to systems still revolves around usernames and passwords, but where are updates to what makes a secure password that you should know. Also, if you think that adding 2 factor authentication (2FA) will “slow you down,” let’s talk about why you should be using it everywhere you can. Some of the largest breaches in the past few years can be tracked back to systems that simply were not patched. How is your patching program? The discussion will include some best practices that can help you with your patching.

If you would like to attend this event, please reply to skimmel@huntington-chamber.com or call the office at (260) 356-5300. There is a $15 fee to attend which includes lunch. Deadline to register is Friday, October 16.