Protecting Yourself in a Connected World

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: UH Bauer College SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200,
Houston, Texas 77002

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Small businesses are now the target for over 60% of all cyber security attacks.  It doesn’t make any difference if you’re a small, medium, or large business. You are vulnerable as well as all the records you retain for your customers, employees and vendors. Your odds of being hacked are very good; just one single successful cyber-attack can put you out of business and set you up for legal ramifications.    

Make plans to attend and will walk away armed with specific actions you can take to protect your business, your clients, your vendors, and your family from cybercrime.  This is a non-technical workshop presented in plain English for small businesses of all types.

All participants will receive The Small Business Cybersecurity Workbook, access to online resources gathered, and curated by the SBDC, as well as a Certificate of Completion and lunch.

Highlights include:
  • Issues driving cybercrime
  • Factors affecting how your technology gets compromised
  • Critical steps to take to protect your business
  • Understanding the terminology 
  • Tips and techniques for making passwords easy and secure
  • Building the human firewall with your team
  • Securing wireless networks
  • Using cloud computing
  • Understanding the “Internet of Things” and it’s vulnerability
  • Small business do’s and don’ts for cybersecurity
  • Firewalls, encryption, social engineering, two-factor authentication, and phishing

Lunch included.


CV Rao, President & Chief Technology Officer, TechOne Centre

Target audience:

This workshop is especially valuable to any business owner concerned about cybercrime and how to protect itself.  It is especially helpful for businesses who work with large corporations, government entities, and in other regulated industries such as finance, legal, and healthcare.

Please Note:

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain.  Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.



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