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July 2
Cyber Security Post Pandemic for Small Business and Home

Post Covid-19 Small Businesses and Startups are challenged with the challenge of providing a secure and high performance work space for all collaborators.
2023 Small Business Cyber Issues Include:
1. Retooling for remote work created new vulnerabilities
2. Ransomware is more prevalent than before the pandemic
3. IoT and the supply chain has experienced new levels of cyber attacks
4. Expansion of cloud services increases complexity and depth of cyber attacks
5. Mobile computing and wearable’s are more of a target today
6. Phishing is a popular methodology for cyber terrorists
7. Insider threats are more prevalent than ever
8. Data privacy elevated to a primary organizational objective
9. Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems becoming as component of cyber security
10. Cyber Cold war Security Perspectives


Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - 21:00 (EDT)
July 2
IT & Cybersecurity Essentials Part 5: Responding to Cyber Incidents

Is your small business ready for a cyber attack? The Indiana SBDC reports that 88% of small business owners recognize their vulnerability to cyber-attacks, yet over 50% lack a cybersecurity response plan. Ignoring this threat is no longer an option. 

This webinar series will help you understand the threats facing small businesses, security language and acronyms, security measures to take, tools available, compliance requirements, and how to prepare for a cyber attack. 

Agenda for Part 5-Responding to Cyber Incidents:

  • How to recognize an incident
  • Response plans
  • Learning from the incident
  • Q&A
Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - 15:00 (EDT)
June 27
Digital Equity Webinar Series: Digital Equity for Small and Rural Communities

Broadband connectivity can help small and rural communities become more economically competitive and create opportunities for sustained and prosperous growth. This webinar will look at the unique challenges small and rural communities face and innovative solutions that are improving access and digital equity in these communities.

If you would like to request an accommodation to participate in this webinar, please email your request to by Friday, June 21. A NTIA staff member will follow up with you shortly regarding your request.

Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 14:00 (EDT)
June 26
Resources to Help SMEs Manage Cybersecurity Risks When Doing Business in the Transatlantic Marketplace

As small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) increasingly rely upon online services and digital devices to operate more effectively and efficiently across geographies, cybersecurity has become a fundamental risk that must be addressed alongside other business risks. This webinar will enable SMEs to be more resilient and compete more effectively in the face of increasing cybersecurity threats. The specific audience for this webinar is SMEs that export or that are not yet export ready and need to build awareness of options and resources. 

This webinar supports the efforts of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) Working Group 9 to improve SME access to and use of digital tools.  For more information about the TTC, please visit:

During this webinar, speakers from the National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST) will provide an overview of NIST’s international engagement efforts, will share NIST’s small business cybersecurity resources, including the NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 Small Business Quick Start Guide, and will highlight the export assistance provided by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network. 


  • David De Falco, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia. Global Markets, International Trade Administration, United States Department of Commerce
  • Daniel Eliot, Lead for Small Business Engagement, Applied Cybersecurity Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Read the Code of Conduct for NIST Conferences.


June 26, 2024
9:00 - 10:00am EDT

Zoom for Government

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 09:00 (EDT)
June 25
Disaster and Business Continuity Planning

Can your small business survive a natural disaster, cyber-attack, or any other major disruption? According to FEMA, 25% of businesses won't survive a disaster. Join former business owner and current Kansas SBDC Advisor, David Kreller, on a step-by-step approach to disaster and business continuity planning that can be implemented with ease. He’ll share the fundamentals to build your own plan as well as available third-party resources.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 13:00 (EDT)
June 25
Building a Cyber-Resilient Business

Arm yourself with strategies for long-term security!

In an era marked by relentless cyber threats, building a cyber-resilient business is not just a goal—it's a necessity. This comprehensive guide explores the key components of cyber resilience, equipping business owners and leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to fortify their organizations against cyber-attacks.

From implementing robust security measures and leveraging cutting-edge tools with proactive planning and strategic investments, businesses can thrive in an increasingly digital world while safeguarding their assets, reputation, and customer trust.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 12:30 (EDT)
June 20
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, June 20, 2024 - 17:00 (EDT)
June 20
Small Business Risk Exposures

Don’t Let Business Risks Stop Your Business!

Anticipating risks can create a competitive advantage…..

In this webinar, Lawrence Robert will help you understand the levels of risk that

can occur based on the business stage you are currently in. A smooth operation

does not happen on its own!

A well executed Business Risk Plan will help you maximize:

  • Customer Satisfaction & Retention
  • Financial Results
  • Cyber Integrity
  • Disaster Recovery
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 12:00 (EDT)
June 19
Cybersecurity for Your Small Business

Cybersecurity is an important issue for businesses of all sizes. In this workshop, we’ll 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’ cybersecurity, as well as learn about the Google Cybersecurity Career Certificate to help your employees build skills in this space.

In this session we’ll talk about:

  • 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

Meet Our Facilitator: Maria Elena Duron

Maria is a speaker for the Grow with Google partner program. She helps businesses profitably harness their personal brand, content, and referral marketing. Her wide range of clients includes hotels, restaurants, inventors, authors, and web series creators.

Maria is a guest lecturer at the University of Texas SBDC, editor-in-chief of the award winning Personal Branding Blog, and a contributing columnist for publications like Business Insider, American Business Journal, Fox Business, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post, and The Young Entrepreneurs Council. Maria was awarded the Texas Governor’s Excellence in Small Business Award and is the founder of #brandchat, a recognized online chat focused on marketing and branding. She earned her B.B.A. in marketing from Texas Tech University and graduate work at Cornell University, University of California in Davis, and University of Phoenix.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 10:00 (EDT)
June 17
Intro to Cybersecurity

Empower your small business with a deep dive into cybersecurity basics at our upcoming Introduction to Cybersecurity event. Discover practical strategies to protect your business online. Join us for insights tailored to small businesses, ensuring your digital assets are secure. Do not miss out on the chance to boost your digital security knowledge.


SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. For reasonable accommodation request please send an email to LADO@SBA.GOV at least 7 days in advance.

Monday, June 17, 2024 - 13:00 (EDT)