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NOCO Lunch & Learn: Cybersecurity
Date: September 11, 2018
Location: Loveland Chamber of Commerce
Address: 5400 Stone Creek Cir, Loveland, CO 80538, USA
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Please join us for a lunch and learn with Jennifer Kurtz, author of Hacking Wirless Access Points: Cracking, Tracking, and Signal Jacking. In this mini-cybersecurity session, we will discuss a few suggestions for low-cost (no-cost) practices to start improving both your personal and business security posture. Along the way, you will understand how to work toward compliance with Colorado’s new (and very forward-looking) privacy law. The bottom line is to start doing something to be more secure tomorrow than you were yesterday.
As threats and attack surfaces proliferate, choosing a strategy to make your business practices more secure can appear daunting, inconvenient, and inordinately expensive: an investment without assured returns. A good place to start is by stripping away the technical jargon and following a few of the commonsense habits we learned as children:
Read the label. With respect to email, be suspicious of those with no subject line or that sound odd, even if the presumed sender is known. Let your cursor hover over the sender’s name to check for extended source information.
Don’t take candy from strangers. Remember the marketing adage: “If it’s free, it’s not a product-you are”? This applies to many apps available for free download. Do you really need that game, sweepstakes opportunity, or new messaging platform?
Knock first. Although passwords, security codes, and other access control mechanisms can slow you down, think of them as knocking on a door before entering. Make sure your password is something you can remember without it being predictable.
Speaker Bio: Jennifer Kurtz, PMP, Cyber Program Director, Manufacturer’s Edge
Jennifer Kurtz works with entrepreneurs to build sustainable business practices and achieve compliance with information security standards like ISO 27001 and NIST 800-171. She has developed and taught graduate courses in cybersecurity at Regis University since 2011; authored Hacking Wireless Access Points: Cracking, Tracking, and Signal Jacking (2016) and a chapter of The Data Breach and Encryption Handbook (2011); written numerous articles on cybersecurity; and designed online cybersecurity courses for small businesses and individuals. Read More…
Thank you to our event sponsor Insperity “Inspiring Business Performance”
Limited seating, please note that manufacturers will be given first priorirty.
Please contact Christine Juker, NocoMfg@gmail.com with questions.