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Do It In Durham

Friday, 18 November 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

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Do It In Durham is a series of events taking place in the Region of Durham from 14 - 18 November, 2016.  This series is in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  In Durham we have over 30 events happening to celebrate, inspire and motivate entrepreneurship as well as to bring together our business community.   Every event is an opportunity to network and grow your business and your knowledge. There is a rich eco-system of support, funding and entrepreneurial resources for businesses.


Small businesses have become a massive target for cyber-crime as they do not have the proper strategies in place to protect themselves and their data. Over the last 5 years businesses from different industries are closing down due to these crimes affecting their day to day operations due to data loss.  This workshop will discuss the cause and effect of not protecting your business from attack and demonstrate some strategies to better enhance your business from outside threats. Understanding the global threat is rising and small businesses have to protect themselves.

  1. Introduction – What is cyber security?
  2. Cyber Threats – what is it? Forms of attack from malware
  3. Cyber Security Stories – Real life stories from businesses who have been compromised
  4. Management Issues – Developing a plan, business security deployment, legal concerns, Protecting personal & business data
  5. Security Awareness Program – Protect Your business, tips on best practices
  6. Developing Policies & Security Planning
  7. Social Engineering – How to not get manipulated by criminals
  8. Q & A

About the Presenter:

Darnley started Darn IT Consulting in 2012 as part-time while working a full time job. After clients justified leaving fulltime job at UofT, been working since and incorporated the business in 2014. Passionate about all things technology, educating others, and helping those who do not understand technology.

Darnley has done various contract jobs for: financial institutions(Deloitte Canada), Small Businesses, Hospitals (Princess Margret Hospital), Universities (University of Toronto),  and Intelligence Agencies (Canadian Security Intelligence Service - CSIS). His diverse background makes him a great asset in this ever changing technical environment.


Services Durham Region, Toronto, and GTA – Young and old, inexperienced or experienced individuals, and business owners.


We offer free on-site consultations to better understand the technology needs and wants of our clients. Our primary target is small businesses who do not understand their business technology and who are looking at ways to become more efficient in their business while looking after their bottom line. We look after client’s computers, laptops, servers, networks, wireless, internet, phones, mobile devices, backups, and company technology protection. We also all three major operating systems: Windows, Apple, and Linux. Our job is not complete until all aspects of a business are covered, protected, and taken care of. We also provide virtual technician packages so businesses do not need to hire an on-staff technical person, but have full access to technical resources without the extra overhead costs of hiring staff.



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Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD)
3000 Garden Street
Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6

Friday, 18 November 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

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Do It In Durham

"Do It In Durham" is Durham Region’s own forum to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. Join us in inspiring and supporting entrepreneurship businesses and entrepreneurs to come together, to learn, connect, grow and succeed.

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