8 - 10:30 a.m.
LEIDOS: 6841 Benjamin Franklin Drive Columbia, MD 21046

Cybersecurity for SMBs Part II: Managing Your Cyber Risk and Responding to an Event

Are you a small or mid-sized business? This is for you!

Ninety-five percent of hacks into your organization’s network will happen for two reasons: staff error and outdated software. Ransomware attacks are becoming more and more common for small- and medium-sized businesses, and it can cost more than $1 million to recover from just one incident.

Join the Maryland Chamber, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the Department of Commerce in the next chapter of our cyber-series to learn critical ways you can protect your business from cyber attacks.

This event will offer an overview of the threat landscape and focus on practical tips for securing your business, managing the response to a breach, meeting legal reporting requirements, and using cyber insurance as a way of shifting risk. Hear from experts in an informal session that will give you knowledge you need to stay safe.

Join us in person for network-building and Q&A opportunities!

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration & continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

State of cyber threat: A presentation on real security breaches and how they can affect your small business

Chris Caruso

Director of Information Security Services, STS International 

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. 

Cyber security panel discussion:  Driving your risk down and your response capacity up

Moderated by:

Karl Gumtow

CEO & Co-Founder, CyberPoint International


Jeff Karberg

Identity Theft Program Director, Consumer Protection Division, Maryland Office of the Attorney General

Mike Volk

Vice President, Cyber Risk Solutions, PSA Insurance

This event is free.


Sponsored by the Maryland Department of Commerce, University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce

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