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SBA CYBER SUMMIT 2023
October 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
About this event
NOTICE: Our updated schedule features afternoon sessions on Oct. 18, Oct. 25, and Nov. 1. Registrants will have access to all sessions. Previous registrations for Nov. 8 have been cancelled as that session will now be incorporated in the Nov. 1 session.
Attention, small business owners! Safeguarding your business against cyber threats is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Join us at the SBA Cyber Summit, where industry leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs converge to empower you with the knowledge and tools to protect your business from evolving digital risks. Get ready for an immersive experience that will transform the way you approach cybersecurity!
1. The Cybersecurity Landscape:
Did you know that small businesses are a prime target for cyberattacks? In fact, a staggering 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses (source: Verizon). This summit is your chance to take a proactive stance against these threats and secure your business for success.
2. Expert Insights and Actionable Strategies:
Imagine gaining direct access to leading cybersecurity experts and industry insiders who will share cutting-edge insights and practical strategies to fortify your digital defenses. Discover the latest trends, best practices, and real-world case studies that will empower you to navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape with confidence.
3. Interactive Workshops and Demonstrations:
Prepare to dive deep into the world of cybersecurity through engaging workshops and live demonstrations. From understanding common vulnerabilities to implementing effective security measures, you’ll gain hands-on experience that can be immediately applied to your business. Walk away with a customized cybersecurity roadmap tailored to your unique needs.
4. Networking Opportunities:
Connect with fellow small business owners who share your cybersecurity concerns and challenges. Forge valuable connections, exchange ideas, and tap into a supportive community that understands the importance of protecting your digital assets. Collaboration and shared knowledge are key in the fight against cyber threats.
5. Emerging Technologies and Solutions:
Stay ahead of the curve by exploring the latest cybersecurity technologies and solutions showcased by our exhibitors. Discover innovative tools, software, and services designed to enhance your cybersecurity posture. Gain a competitive edge and equip your business with state-of-the-art defenses.
6. Inspiring Keynote Speakers:
Prepare to be inspired by influential keynote speakers who have conquered the cybersecurity battlefield. Their stories of resilience, innovation, and triumph will motivate you to proactively protect your business and adapt to the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. Get ready to embrace a new mindset of cybersecurity excellence.
7. Accessible and Affordable Solutions:
We understand that cybersecurity can seem overwhelming, especially for small businesses with limited resources. That’s why our summit focuses on delivering practical, cost-effective solutions that are accessible to all. Leave with a clear understanding of how to prioritize your cybersecurity investments and maximize protection within your budget.
Don’t let cyber threats compromise your small business’s potential for growth and success. Join us at the SBA Cyber Summit, where you’ll gain the knowledge, strategies, and connections needed to navigate the digital landscape with confidence. From interactive workshops to inspiring keynote speakers, this summit offers an immersive experience that will empower you to unleash the power of cybersecurity. Secure your spot today and become a cybersecurity champion for your small business!
Remember, in the digital age, cybersecurity is not a luxury, but a strategic imperative for sustainable growth. Take action now and protect what matters most – your business. Register today and be a part of this transformative cybersecurity summit for small businesses!
AGENDA (Noon – 5 p.m. EST each day)
- Welcome featuring SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and Associate Administrator Mark Madrid
- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency remarks on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Department of Defense Small Business support programs and critical defense initiatives
- Introduction to the America’s SBDC (ASBDC) North Star and SBDC Network Cybersecurity Programming
- Cybersecurity for Manufacturing Panel and Interview
- Cybersecurity for Agriculture and Rural Businesses
- Cyber Threat Mitigation Panel covering MSP, Insurance, and Back-up Services
- Top 10 Action Items for Small Business Data Protection and Summary of Topics
- SBA Welcome
- White House Office of the National Cyber Director highlights the role of small business in the National Cybersecurity Strategy
- SBA Deputy Administrator – Cracking the Code: The AI Revolution in Cybersecurity
- Vint Cerf (Google) discusses cryptography and cybersecurity for small business
- Craig Newmark (Newmark Philanthropies) discusses the role of philanthropic organizations to help educate on cyber hygiene, workforce needs, and community engagement
- Small Business Situation Room: Hackers Exposed- Learning from Real-Life Breach Stories
- Small Business Situation Room: Cracking the Code – Demystifying Cybersecurity for Non-Technical Professionals
- Small Business Situation Room: What’s Next … A Ransomware Scenario
- Women in Cybersecurity Industry Roundtable
- Small Business Situation Room, business owners tackle unannounced cyber threats in real time
- SBA Welcome
- Global Perspective on Cyber Risk Management, Supply Chains, and Public Policy
- Cybersecurity Compliance: Meeting Regulatory Requirements for Small Businesses (including Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification)
- [Spanish Language] Cybersecurity Bootcamp: Essential Strategies for Small Business Owners
- Cyber Insurance Unveiled: Protecting Your Business from Financial Fallout
- Investor Roundtable – Opportunities in the Cyber Industry
- Leadership Fireside chat on Public-Private Partnership Driving Awareness and Innovation
- Isabella Casillas Guzman, SBA Administrator
- Dilawar Syed, SBA Deputy Administrator
- Mark Madrid, SBA Associate Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development
- Drenan Dudley, White House Office of the National Cyber Director – Assistant National Cyber Director
- Jen Easterly, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
- Diedra Henry-Spires, SBA Senior Advisor to the Administrator
- Aikta Marcoulier, SBA Regional Administrator
- Vint Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist (“Father of the Internet”)
- Farooq A. Mitha, Department of Defense Director for Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)
- Derrick Davis, Department of Defense Director for Industrial Cyber Security (OSBP)
- Christopher Schroeder, Next Billion Ventures Co-Founder
- Karen Evans, Cyber Readiness Institute Managing Director
- Kelvin Moore, SBA Chief Information Security Officer
- Ying McGuire, CEO of Minority Supplier Development Council
- Jacob Blacksten, Delaware Small Business Development Center Digital Solutions Manager
- Earl Gregorich, Greenville Area Small Business Development Centers Area Manager
- Vincent Rendony, UTSA SBDC Center for Government Contracting Project Manager
- Sergio Alvares, Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) Statewide Advisor, Strategic Projects
- Scott Taber, Michigan Small Business Development Center Cybersecurity Awareness Program Specialist
- Craig Newmark, Craig Newmark Philanthropies
- Maria Shelton, CEO of Ardian Technologies Inc.
- Nathalie Molina Niño, Known Holdings
- Jason Geissler, Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship Data Manager
- Ashely Podhradsky DSc, Dakota State University VP Research and Economic Development
- Kelly Perdew, Managing General Partner for Moonshots Capital
- Blake Hall, CEO of ID.me Inc
- Randal D. Pinkett, BCT Partners Co-Founder
- Jack Bienko, SBA Cybersecurity Education Director
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