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TechBoost: Cyber Security for Small Business [LaSalle]

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Essex County Library - LaSalle Branch

5950 Malden Road

Windsor, ON N9H 1S4

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Cyber Security for Small Business

Generously funded by a Libro Credit Union Prosperity Grant, The TechBoost Program supports the growth and development of small businesses in Windsor-Essex by providing affordable training in information technology tools and products for business. TechBoost is an initiative of Hackforge, supported by the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre.

Skill Level: Beginner

Audience: Owners or employees of businesses who want to understand the best practices to keeping their small business safe, secure and backed up.

Pain Points:

Do you worry that your business is not as secure as it could be?
Do you need to hire a security consultant and want to know what to ask for?
Do you want to be prepared in the event of a security breach?

Why Take this Workshop: According to Canada’s Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, “As a small or medium business, it's easy to think that you are too small to warrant the attention of cyber criminals. In fact, cyber criminals are now actively targeting smaller businesses because they believe their computers are vulnerable.” The largest growth area for targeted cyber attacks in 2012 was businesses with fewer than 250 employees — 31% of all attacks targeted them. Imagine what those numbers look like now in 2018.

Goal: By the end of this workshop, you’ll understand what parts of your business you need to protect, what are the risks and and threats, and how to identify and monitor tools to address these threats. You’ll come away with some steps you can take to make your business more secure.

We’ll cover:

  • Why small businesses make ideal targets for hacking and cyber threats, especially if they don't have their own IT staff

  • How to choose somebody to handle the security of a network and website

  • How to train staff on security best practices (downloading suspicious files, using weak passwords, etc)

  • Outline of tools and best practices for backing up data

  • Benefits and downsides to used cloud services

  • So you've been hacked - now what?

Materials: No materials required for this workshop, but you might want to bring a notepad and pen to take notes.

Participants of this workshop are also welcome to attend any of our Open TechBoost Nights at Hackforge where you can bring your laptop and try out new tools in a casual environment with other business owners.

Instructor: Chris Odecki, Account Manager, MC Business Solutions

About TechBoost

The TechBoost Program supports the growth and development of small businesses in Windsor-Essex by providing affordable training in information technology tools and products for business.

We understand that running a small business is a 24/7 type of job, so spending time trying to choose the right technology solution or learning how to use a new kind of software for your company can be daunting. We want to help.

We’re offering a series of 10 different workshops, offered multiple times and in multiple regions in Windsor-Essex over the course of 2018 that touch on various topics related to implementing technology into your small business. This includes tools for marketing, organization, finance, sales and productivity.

About Hackforge

Hackforge is technology enthusiasts growing the tech capabilities of our region by creating connections and learning together. Located in the heart of downtown Windsor, Hackforge serves as a community-drive workshop space, coworking area, and event location. Our events vary from hands-on workshops to professional networking to technical talks. In the community, we advocate for technology in education, professional development, and policy making.

About Small Business Centre

Since starting up in 1992, the Small Business Centre (SBC) has provided thousands of entrepreneurs with the training and support necessary to start and grow successful businesses. SBC is a one-stop source – providing guidance and professional advice from concept, through start-up and early growth stages of business.

SBC operates as a department of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth. Belonging to a network of offices that serve Ontario's small business community, SBC is your local source for small business support services. SBC offers two locations in Windsor and a satellite office in Essex.

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