LANSING – ASK, an IT and security consulting company, and Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, a Michigan law firm, announced this week they will hosting a complimentary cyber security breakfast seminar for clients and professionals May 3 at the James B. Henry Center.
The event will feature Information Security Professionals from ASK and attorneys from Foster Swift, along with Thomas Holt, PhD, Professor College of Social Science, School of Criminal Justice. Attendees can expect to learn about emerging trends in cyber security, action steps to take to protect their business, and why cybercrime cannot be ignored.
In recent years, cyber security has become a top concern for business owners. Small and medium businesses are now prime targets – not just the Fortune 500 businesses. As technology advances, so does the complexity and degree to which cybercrime can jeopardize a business’s data, reputation, and worse yet, diminish their promise of a future.
At the ASK/Foster Swift Cyber Security Event, ASK will address the emerging trends in cyber security and provide recommended tools businesses should have in place. ASK will also address steps business owners should take when they do experience a breach.
“It’s not a matter of if a business is breached, but when,” says Josh Gembala, ASK cyber security expert. “We say that ‘hope is not a strategy’ for the sole reason that every business will experience a cyber-attack at some level. Business owners can’t sit back and hope that it won’t happen to them. They need to have the tools to help protect their business now, and have a plan in place for when they are breached.”
Holt, an expert on the issues of cybercrime, computer hacking, data breach, malware, and identity theft, will also go into detail on the role the Internet plays in cybercrime. Holt will inform attendees of the risks businesses acquire and the hard reality businesses face today.
“If we don’t understand the scope of this problem, if we just treat it as a nuisance, then we’re going to enable and embolden this as a form of crime that won’t stop,” says Holt.
Executives, business owners and all management personnel are encouraged to attend this event. Space is limited.
To register, visit http://bit.ly/LansingCyberSecurity.