The Research Triangle Park

Community Workshop: Cyber Security for Small Businesses

The Frontier | 800 Park Offices Drive | RTP, NC 27709 Jan 30 8:30 am - Jan 30 10:00 am

Workshop Topic
Combat the Dark Side: A Crash Course in Cyber Security for Small Businesses

Course Overview
We will dive into how you can protect your business so it doesn't end up the same way the Death Star did. We will be covering the following topics:

  • "Aren't you a little short to be a Stormtrooper?" - How to identify phishing emails and attackers when they are hiding as your favorite things.
  • "The thermal exhaust port is only 2 meters wide, no one could hit that" - Keeping your PCs secure from the latest vulnerabilities
  • "If we change the name of the file from 'Death Star Plans' to 'Stardust', no one will be able to steal them" - Keeping your data secure in the event someone does get in
  • "So the Rebels have stolen the Death Star plans, what do we do next?" - The importance of a solid Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity Plan

Workshop Outline
8:30am | Coffee & Donuts
8:35am | Introductions
8:40am | Class Begins
9:25am | Q&A
9:45am | Wrap up

About Our Teacher

Joe Gross is CTO/CSO and Partner of The Tek, a Managed Services Security Provider specializing in risk assessment, risk mitigation, protection, and education for small to mid-tier enterprises.  Joe graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Computer Information Systems and specializing in Cyber Security.  Joe has over a decade of experience in the cyber security industry working with companies ranging in size from 10 to 40,000 employees.  He specializes in developing innovative solutions to keep businesses of all shapes and sizes secure.  His unique set of skills and experiences have helped dozens of companies develop a culture of security while enabling them to remain profitable and prosperous.




Community Workshops
The Frontier is constantly growing, and we hope you and your business will come along for the ride with us!
Each month we will be offering various workshops on special topics as they pertain to your small business or startup. We will have a diverse group of experts from throughout the Triangle, some of which are tenants in this very building, teaching our classes in a small group setting.
A light breakfast and coffee will be provided so come get your morning started with us and do great things.