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Here you can find events that your organization might find helpful. These range from in-person events to webinars on a variety of topics. 

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July 18
Eyes on Your Own Work! File Encryption Basics Online Training

Sending unencrypted files through email or sharing sites can allow hackers to access your data. Encryption is basically converting text and data into a scrambled mess that only those with the magic key can read. In this webinar you’ll learn some basic encryption methods that will help keep your shared data safe from the eyes of hackers.

Presenters: Paul Johnson, Cybersecurity Program Manager; Jim Drever, Regional Director and staff cybersecurity expert

Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 14:00 (EDT)
July 23
FEMA’s July Business & Industry Call

FEMA’s Office of Business, Industry, and Infrastructure Integration (OB3I) announces the July Business & Industry Call 

July 23, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Please register by clicking the link below: 

FEMA Zoom Webinar(Link is external) 

This meeting is held to update National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC) members, business and industry organizations, and FEMA partners on the initiatives and tools available during all stages of the disaster lifecycle. Each month features different topics presented by experts from FEMA, other interagency partners, and business and industry organizations.

This month, we will focus on securing businesses from natural and cyber threats, to provide business and industry partners with actionable insights for preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

3:00 – 3:10 p.m. | Opening Remarks

  1. 3:10 – 3:20 p.m. | Ronald Robbins, Operations Branch Chief (A), FEMA’s Office of Business, Industry, and Infrastructure Integration (OB3I)
  2. 3:20 – 3:35 p.m. | Bob Nadeau, Partnerships Branch Chief, Stakeholder Engagement Division (SED), Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  3. 3:35 – 3:50 p.m. | Denver Applehans, FEMA’s Office of External Affairs
  • Overview of the National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC), including the resources and real-time insights available to businesses before, during, and after a disaster.  
  • Overview of CISA’s Cybersecurity Awareness Program Secure Our World and opportunities to get involved in Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
  • Overview of the actionable resources and tools available to businesses on Ready.gov/business
  1. 3:50 – 4:00 p.m. | Question & Answer
  • Facilitated by Anna Taylor, Operations Readiness Branch Chief, FEMA OB3I

Questions? Please email OB3I@fema.dhs.gov

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 16:00 (EDT)
July 25
SBA & IRS Summer Webinar Series: SBA Resource WBC/VBOC & IRS- Scams/Identity Theft

SBA: Learn about SBA’s resources, WBC & VBOC. This part of the webinar will take a deep dive into what the Women’s Business Center (WBC) and the Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC) help entrepreneurs and small businesses. 

IRS: Protecting Your Business Against Scams and Identity Theft

Cyberthreats are on the rise and businesses should be vigilant about protecting their identity and the identities of their clients and employees. During this workshop we will discuss:

  • How to identify scams
  • Common scams 
  • How to report data loss due to scams
  • How to report business identity theft
  • ID theft resources available for business owners
  • And more

Register(Link is external)

Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 09:00 (EDT)
August 15
NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Webinar: Ransomware Prevention, Detection, Response, and Recovery

You’ve likely heard the term “ransomware” in the news, but what is it? Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts your ability to access and use critical business data and applications. Imagine trying to log into your email, your finances, or an HR system only to find that the application you use every day is no longer available to you. Instead, you are presented with a screen requesting thousands of dollars to restore functionality. That could be tremendously disruptive to your small business. How long could your business operate without access to critical data or systems? 

Ransomware is a very serious and increasingly common threat to organizations of all sizes, and it is particularly devastating to smaller organizations that have limited resources. A successful ransomware attack can stop your business in its tracks. 

During this NIST small business cybersecurity webinar, we will convene a panel to highlight:

  • Common ways ransomware is delivered to businesses. 
  • Challenges small businesses face with ransomware.
  • Common signs of a ransomware attack. 
  • What steps to take if your business falls victim to a ransomware attack.
  • What role cyber liability insurance plays in ransomware risk management.
  • Steps small businesses can take, and free resources you can use, to reduce your likelihood of falling victim to ransomware.

Panelists:

  • Bill Fisher, Security Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Nick Lozano, Director of Technology, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
  • Stephanie Walker, Assistant Section Chief of the Cyber Engagement and Intelligence Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Ann Westerheim, Ph.D. Founder and President, Ekaru 

Moderator: 

  • Daniel Eliot, Lead for Small Business Engagement, NIST
Thursday, August 15, 2024 - 14:00 (EDT)
September 2
What the Hack? Cyber Threats and Your Business

The theft of digital information has become the norm in today’s society. Participants will receive key insights on the cyber threat landscape and learn best practices on how to protect their businesses from cyber-attacks. Topics that will be covered:

•Discussion of Cyber Threats
•Cybersecurity Best Practices
•Identifying & Protecting Critical Records
•Accessing Cybersecurity Tools & Resources

Monday, September 2, 2024 - 13:00 (EDT)