Understanding Cybersecurity Workshop 

August 6, 2019 | Beckley, WV

A cause for concern…

Cyber-attacks have quickly become a growing concern for companies of all sizes and industries. Our appetite for technology and being “connected” is quickly outgrowing our ability to protect it, leaving many vulnerable without even realizing it.

Cybersecurity Facts:

• Small & medium-sized businesses are attacked about 4,000 times a day

• Manufacturing companies are consistently a top 5 target

• 60% of small companies are unable to sustain their business over 6 months after an attack

• $445 billion is lost annually to cybercrime and espionage across the entire world economy

• Cybercrimes are projected to exceed 6 trillion by 2022

• Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), & NASA require compliance to cybersecurity standards

How will this workshop help?

If you are like many businesses, you may not know what is expected, or even how to get started. Join us for an event focused on understanding cybersecurity and how to best protect your company’s information. Attendees will learn:

• How to identify potential cyber-threats

• How to protect their employees and information from cyber-attacks

• What is required to be compliant with current cybersecurity standards

About the Presenters

Pat Toth, NIST/MEP

As Cybersecurity Program Manager for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Pat was part of the team responsible for creating the NIST 800-171 cyber security standard.

Chris May, Advantage Technology

As an Information Security Consultant, Chris works closely with your company to identify gaps in current IT practices, determine specific security needs and directives, and recommend best practice solutions to reduce risk.

Holiday Inn – Beckley
114 Dry Hill Road
Beckley, WV 25801

9:30am – 12:30pm


David Carrick

Michael Goddard

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