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Acquire Practical Strategies that Actually Work for Small Business

Virtual Workshop
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.

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Sessions Schedule

Times are Central Timezone. Make sure to bookmark this page as times may change.

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

Session Details:
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

Session Details:

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
h Todd Smith, Chief Technology Officer at Centre Technologies

Session Details:

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

Session Details:
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
Don Garner, Security Architect at Centre Technologies

Session Details:
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.

Cybersecurity Workshop Speakers

CISA United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Jerrel Conerly

Cybersecurity Advisor
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Anthony Leatherwood

Chief Information Security Officer
Centre Technologies

Todd Smith

Chief Technology Officer
Centre Technologies
Cybersecurity Engineer for Arctic Wolf

John Coakley

Cybersecurity Engineer
Arctic Wolf
Lead Architect

Ariel Davenport

Lead Architect
Centre Technologies
Security Architect

Don Garner

Security Architect
Centre Technologies