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Lunch and Learn: Practical Cyber Security for Small Business

July 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Practical Cybersecurity for Small Business by Michael Herrick, Matterform
Cyber attacks against small businesses have more than tripled since 2011. But unfortunately, many best practices are geared towards large enterprises or government organizations. Even worse is the climate of paranoia that generates unrealistic advice that no one could actually follow. Faced with this kind of complexity, small business owners may assume that real cybersecurity is out of their reach, so they give up and just hope for the best.
The good news is that cybersecurity doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. This hands-on workshop will cover specific and practical cybersecurity controls that small business owners can implement, right away, to improve their security and reduce their risk of cybercrime.
60% of small companies that suffer a cyber attack are out of business within six months. Join us to learn three specific, mission-critical improvements that you can implement for your small business right away.
Today’s cyber threats
Phishing and Spear-phishing
Professional liability
Modern best practices
Two-factor authentication
Password managers and password policies
More tools to protect your business
Cloud software
Managed IT services
Cyber liability insurance
This is a brown-bag lunch event so bring your own lunch! Soft drinks and water will be provided. This workshop is free – but you do need to register!
“It’s rare you come across a tech expert capable of explaining complex ideas with such an ease and humor like Michael Herrick. We invited Michael to give a presentation at our local BBB on cybersecurity, a highly intimidating topic for the majority of our accredited businesses. Michael quickly broke the ice with his down-to-earth approach and a list of easy to implement recommendations. We all learned a lot and we show off proudly our ‘I Changed My Password’ stickers!”
—Alex Hughart, Director of Business Relations at Better Business Bureau
Michael Herrick is the founder of Matterform, a custom software development firm in downtown Albuquerque. Matterform helps small businesses run like a big business by building custom technology to help them start, scale, and sell.
Michael is an engaging speaker with a knack for making complex subjects accessible to the business community. Bring a notebook, because you’ll be leaving this session with a to-do list to firm up cybersecurity at your small business or organization.


July 18, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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FatPipe ABQ
200 Broadway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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