How to Protect Your Business from Being Hacked

05/27/2021 CST • Workshop Room 1

Small businesses are big targets. Large-scale attacks, like the Colonial Pipeline (and the disruption to the national fuel supply), understandingly dominate the news. But the fact is that small and medium-sized businesses are the victims of about half of all ransomware attacks. In 2021, the problem is worse than ever. Five years ago, in 2016, a business became a victim of a ransomware attack every 40 seconds. Now, it’s one business every 11 seconds! And the damage keeps escalating. Bad actors are now first searching for backups, disabling and deleting them, and then encrypting all your data. Every PC on your network may get encrypted along with your data, making recovery even more challenging and time-consuming. And ransomware attackers threaten to sell your confidential information on the dark web. Ransomware is pervasive and it is disrupting and destroying businesses. While the problem is severe, there are some simple steps every business can take to reduce their risk. During this workshop you will learn: --The most common cyber threats and weaknesses in 2021 --Emerging attack trends and mitigation strategies --How to efficiently and effectively assess your company’s risks and manage them --What Cyber Insurance can do and cannot do, how to assess policies/coverage, and insurance pitfalls to avoid --Strategies to meet ever-evolving compliance requirements such as HIPAA, GDPR, NIST, CMMC, ITAR, and more --How to continually evolve your defenses and manage security threats over the long term. All attendees will receive a comprehensive checklist on step-by-step ways you can protect your business.

Presented by:

Dave Kinsey President, Total Networks

Dave Kinsey is an author and speaker from Phoenix who cuts to the heart of technical concepts and makes them understandable. Dave is the President of Total Networks, a Phoenix-based firm that provides IT services to Phoenix-area businesses. Total Networks is the only IT firm in Arizona to have received the CompTIA Security Trustmark, a third-party attestation of Total Networks’ adherence to security best practices. Mr. Kinsey serves as a member of the Technology Advisory Group for the State Bar of Arizona. He writes a monthly column on technology for Attorney at Law Magazine and presents educational seminars about technology to the business community across the country. Mr. Kinsey is also
Dave Kinsey is an author and speaker from Phoenix who cuts to the heart of technical concepts and makes them understandable. Dave is the President of Total Networks, a Phoenix-based firm that provides IT services to Phoenix-area businesses. Total Networks is the only IT firm in Arizona to have received the CompTIA Security Trustmark, a third-party attestation of Total Networks’ adherence to security best practices. Mr. Kinsey serves as a member of the Technology Advisory Group for the State Bar of Arizona. He writes a monthly column on technology for Attorney at Law Magazine and presents educational seminars about technology to the business community across the country. Mr. Kinsey is also the author of The Blockchain Code: Decrypt the Jungle of Complexity to Win the Crypto-Anarchy Game, published in January 2019, and available on Amazon. Dave’s educational podcast, “Practical Business Technology,” is available on Spotify or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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