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February 22
How to Train Your Employees for Cybersecurity Success

Empowering your workforce with cybersecurity awareness and best practices is crucial in safeguarding your small business against cyber threats.

This training is tailored for small business owners seeking to cultivate a cybersecurity-conscious culture and equip their employees with the knowledge and skills necessary to mitigate cyber risks effectively.

Speaker: Quiana Gainey, Virginia SBDC Cyber Industry Expert

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 12:30 (EST)
February 15
Social Media Cybersecurity Best Practices

With all the opportunities social media offers so to come risks. This webinar demonstrates the importance of social media protection and how to manage the responsibilities of keeping a small business' image clean as well as protecting customers’ personal or sensitive information.

Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 17:00 (EST)
February 13
Beyond Basic Cybersecurity

Explore advanced cybersecurity tactics to strengthen your business against ever-evolving threats. In this no-fee webinar, we will guide you beyond the Cybersecurity Basics trainings into a deeper exploration of essential topics for building cyber resilience.

Join us on Tuesday, February 13th, at 1:00 pm PST / 4:00 pm EST for this webinar hosted by the NorCal Small Business Development Center. Zack Barton will lead a discussion with renowned cybersecurity specialist, Jacob Blacksten, to highlight the importance of password management, multi-factor authentication, emergency response plans, and staff training within today's digital space.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 16:00 (EST)
February 12
Cyber Security - Lessons From the Criminal Underground

Learn how to prevent and protect from data loss and data leakage resulting from cyber threats. At the end of the course, participants will have multiple, actionable steps to both recognize attacks as well as new behaviors that will thwart attacks.

Fee: Free.

Copy of the recording and materials will be sent to all attendees.

Monday, February 12, 2024 - 18:00 (EST)
February 8
Passwords 101

We hear it all the time: use strong passwords, change them often, and don’t use them more than once. So how do you put that into practice? This webinar will give you best practices for using and creating passwords, which are the front door for hackers to disrupt your business operations, data, and customer records. We’ll help you keep that front door locked!

Presenters: Paul Johnson, Cybersecurity Program Manager, and Jim Drever, Regional Director and Certified Ethical Hacker will lead this informative, lively, and interactive session to help you and your business become more cyber-ready.


Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 14:00 (EST)
February 7
Cybersecurity: Protect Yourself and Your Business

Presented in partnership with the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project and the Pace Small Business Development Center, this presentation will walk small business owners through the basics of

  • why cybersecurity is important;
  • high level cybersecurity and privacy obligations a business owner might have;
  • steps business owners can take to help protect their business and their customers; and
  • what to do in the case of a cybersecurity incident.

A Q&A session will follow.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 - 16:00 (EST)
January 31
January 31st, Getting Organized #4: Cybersecurity for Early-Stage Businesses

Free Score Webinar Series

As a business owner, you wear many hats, starting with creating a product or service that resonates with your customers. What about everything else? That’s where this series comes in.

Each month we deliver 4 workshops on a topic; from marketing to accounting, and everything in between. Each 1-hour session has plenty of time to discuss your business challenges with the group.

P.S., You’ll get more out of it if you come to all four. We've even given you sign-ups below for all of them to make it easier.


This Month's Module: Driving Success - Business Organization for the New Year

Get ready to hit the accelerator on your business success in the new year with our exclusive workshop series: "Driving Success: Business Organization for the New Year." Designed to help you start the year off strong, this transformative 4-part series will guide you through proven strategies and techniques to elevate your business to new heights. We’ll teach you how to create healthy habits to achieve your goals, get your financial house in order, refresh your business and marketing plans, and protect your business against cyber risks. Don't let disorganization hold you back – join us on this journey to unleash your business's full potential and pave the way to a prosperous year ahead. Buckle up and get ready to accelerate towards success! Secure your spot today!

All sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Pre-registration is required to attend.


This session: Cybersecurity for Early-Stage Businesses

Have you heard of “cyber risk” but wonder what it means and if it applies to your business? Well, you’re not alone. Most business owners are not prepared for common cybersecurity risks that can have a significant impact on their business. This webinar will provide a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity concepts, threats, and best practices tailored to the needs and resources of early-stage businesses. Learn from an industry expert who can teach you the tips you need to know.


Key takeaways:

  • Learn what every business owner must know about cybersecurity risks
  • Tips on how you can protect your business from common risks
  • Access to an industry expert to answer your questions about this important topic


Don’t miss this opportunity to learn why cybersecurity is so important for every business and what you can do to secure your business


Series Presenters:

Presenter: Fritz Israel, Neuralstrikes, Inc. Founder and CEO

Mr. Israel is an accomplished cybersecurity engineer and entrepreneur, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the field. His company utilizes artificial intelligence and deep learning to provide innovative and affordable Cybersecurity solutions -- specifically for small and medium-sized businesses in these areas: Threat Hunting, Security Automation, Network Security, and Incident Response. He relentlessly strives to stay ahead of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape to help his customers fortify their digital defenses so they can focus on what they do best. You can find Mr. Israel at


Presenter: Kathleen Thompson, SCORE mentor

Kathleen Thompson is a professionally trained singer and public speaker. She gained experience leading through change and communicating in difficult situations with 7 mergers and acquisitions. Kathleen now writes and produces her own music. She’s been a Score volunteer for 5 years. Kathleen also coaches people to develop their story and voice so that what others hear is what they intended to say. Her unique blend of story crafting and voice techniques help you not only tell a better story, but also tell a story better. You can find her at


Presenter: Steve Mahoney, SCORE mentor

Steve Mahoney is a certified mentor with SCORE Greater Hartford. He has over twenty years of experience in financial planning, budgeting, financial analysis, strategic planning, accounting and auditing. He has experience with large and small organizations, working across multiple disciplines including Finance, Legal, HR, Communications, and Business Operations.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 12:00 (EST)
January 30
DANGER - You Need Cybersecurity

Dr. Chip Council, nationally recognized cybersecurity expert, discusses with you how to protect your business again hackers.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 14:00 (EST)
January 30
DAF CISO's Blue Cyber “Cybersecurity Resources Lollapalooza”

Subjects covered in this workshop include:

  • Simple things you can do now to protect yourself from cyber-attacks
  • What is the Cyber-Threat, who is attacker? What you can do about it?
  • Social Engineering, the hackers primary means of attack
  • Training & Awareness
  • Business Compliance
  • System Security Planning
    • Documentation
    • Installation
    • Sustainment

See full description and presenter information on registration site.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 12:00 (EST)
January 30
Cybersecurity and Your Small Business

In partnership with Grow with Google, the Women’s Business Center of Utah is hosting a digital workshop. 

Cybersecurity is an important issue for businesses of all sizes. Developed with input from cyber experts at Google, this training will introduce the basics of online security and how it applies to your business and customers. You’ll learn ways you can identify common digital threats and steps you can take to protect your business. You’ll walk away with practical tips and tools to increase your business’s cybersecurity, as well as learn about the Google Cybersecurity Career Certificate to help your employees build skills in this space. Watch to learn:
• Why cybersecurity matters for businesses of all sizes
• How to protect your business and your customers online
• What steps you can take after a potential security breach

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 12:00 (EST)