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CyberSecurity: Protecting Your Business & Personal Data

January 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to protect your personal and business data in today’s digital world. 

You will learn the common ways that data is stolen and how to prevent yourself from being a victim.  Small businesses and self-employed people are big targets for hackers, and the financial implications can be crippling. Gone are the days of thinking “It’ll never happen to us”. A total of 61% of all data breaches this year occurred in businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees. Estimates vary on how much a breach truly costs, but it can often be millions of pounds.  But where do you begin?

Many SMEs feel that being as secure as a big business is impossible. Corporations have large budgets, chief security officers and entire teams dedicated to cybersecurity. This perception stems from the impression that hacks are vastly complicated, and rely on a tireless horde of highly skilled attackers. Most hacks aren’t like that. The majority depend on poor passwords and a lack of awareness of what a hacker actually needs to compromise your systems – a simple phishing email or a leaked password and they’re in. It’s that simple.

 About the Presenter:

Mark Salonius is the CEO & President of ProActive IT Technical Services and has over 22 years in Information Technology.  Not only does he combat cybercriminals on a daily basis he also teaches the next generation of cyber heroes at Durham College.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the event, to allow time for check-in

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You do not need to bring a ticket with you, there is on street metered parking available.

For more information, call us at (905) 668-4949 or email clientservices@bacd.ca

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