Conference-style event featuring expert speakers with relevant topics — all day long! You don't want to miss this!
October 20, 2023
10:30am - 1:30pm CDT
Elevate your organization's strategic advantage this National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by learning practical and proven ways small businesses are preventing cybersecurity threats.
From cybersecurity trends to how to successfully recover from ransomware. Each topic will include takeaways you can implement within your organization.
Sign up and attend ANY or ALL that interest you!
**Business email is required to RSVP for entry to this event.
|10:30am - 11:30am||Securing the Nation: A Conversation on DHS Strategic Directives
with Jerrel Conerly, Cybersecurity Advisor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Anthony Leatherwood, Chief Information Security Officer at Centre Technologies
Join us for an insightful conversation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as we delve into their strategic directives for enhancing national cybersecurity. Discover the importance of good cyber hygiene practices and explore the delicate balance between public and private sector collaboration in safeguarding our digital infrastructure.
|11:30am - 12pm||Controls You Can Implement Today to Secure Your Data in the Cloud
with Ariel Davenport, Lead Architect at Centre Technologies
The shift to the cloud brings new security challenges and misconceptions. This session focuses on best practices and actionable strategies that can be implemented immediately to enhance data security in the cloud. Our expert speakers will guide attendees through a series of standard controls that are not only effective but also easily deployable, allowing organizations to fortify their cloud environments right away.
|12pm - 12:30pm||How to Allocate Security Spend with a Tight IT Budget
with Todd Smith, Chief Technology Officer at Centre Technologies
In this session we will address the critical challenge faced by IT Directors and Managers of SMBs - optimizing cybersecurity investments when resources are limited. Attendees will gain practical insights into strategically allocating security budgets to maximize protection without compromising financial constraints. By the end of this session, attendees will have a comprehensive understanding of how to strategically allocate their security budgets, prioritize investments based on risk, and make the most of available resources.
|12:30pm - 1 pm||The Future of AI and Cybersecurity
with John Coakley, Systems Engineer at Arctic Wolf
This 30-minute session will delve into the exciting intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity. As AI technology continues to evolve, it plays an increasingly vital role in both cyber defense and cyber threats. You will gain valuable insights from cybersecurity experts into the future landscape of AI-powered cybersecurity and how humans can be both its biggest advocates and threats. Attendees will leave with a comprehensive understanding of how to harness AI's potential while mitigating human-related risks in their cybersecurity efforts.
|1pm - 1:30pm||Step-by-Step Guide: How to Recover from Ransomware
with Don Garner, Security Architect at Centre Technologies
In this essential event, our cybersecurity experts will guide you through the process of recovering from a ransomware attack. Learn the vital steps to regain control of your systems, restore access to encrypted data, and rebuild your organization's resilience in the face of adversity. By the end of this session, attendees will have a comprehensive understanding of how to respond effectively to ransomware incidents, with actionable insights to protect their organizations and minimize the impact of future attacks.