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LCFHRA/Jacksonville – Why Small Businesses need CyberSecurity Programs
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When: 02/26/20
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Onslow County Government Center
234 NW Corridor Blvd
Jacksonville, North Carolina  28540
United States
Contact: Jennifer Gier, PHR, SHRM-CP

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Why Small Businesses need CyberSecurity Programs for Survival


Presented by: Mike Parsons, President and Senior CyberSecurity Architect 

Cost: $0 for members; $20 for non-members

You don’t need to be a Fortune 500 company.  If your business engages in one of these activities, you need to hear this presentation on Wednesday, February 26, 2020:                             

  • Defense       
  • Food and lodging       
  • Health Care                                                                                                                                  
  • Financial Services                                                                                                               
  • Insurance Accounting/taxes                                                                                                         
  • Legal services                                                                                                                                
  • Real estate                                                                                                                                     
  • Accept plastic for payment             

During the session, you’ll learn the following

  • Common attacks and how to protect                                                                                           
  • What’s happening nationally and globally to effect data security                                            
  • Data breach defined                                                                                                                  
  • Why small businesses need security                                                                                      
  • What happens when customer data is lost in a data breach                                                    
  • What NC and Federal require you to do for security                                                                
  • What you need to do to respond                                                                                                

Even if you’re just a small business, you are still a hacker’s favorite target.  You just don’t have the horsepower to defend against a hacker’s attack.  That hacker has studied your business and has a pretty good idea that you have enough value for him to attack and take you down.            

Mike Parsons, President and Senior Cybersecurity Architect and Mentor Mike holds the CISSP, PCIP, IAM, IEM and is HIPAA certified.   He is a 6-year veteran of USMC and resides in eastern North Carolina.

Mike is the principal at BlueTeamAssess LLC and is known as its Senior CyberSecurity Architect and Mentor. He believes information security has both a tactical and strategic value proposition for any organization and must not be viewed as a discretionary expense. Mike’s areas of expertise are in information technology and specifically in networking, information security, risk and vulnerability management.

Mike earned his BA from East Carolina University, his MBA from the University of Maryland and a graduate certificate in Information Security and Privacy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Mike is a Senior member of the ISSA and a Gold member of ISACA.