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 – 5PM Eastern 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
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
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