Cybersecurity Day

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In today's digital landscape, prioritizing cybersecurity is vital for small businesses. Safeguarding your sensitive data and customer information not only protects your business from potential breaches, financial losses, and reputational damage but also instills trust among your customers and constituents. By investing in cybersecurity measures, you're demonstrating your commitment to maintaining a secure environment, ensuring uninterrupted operations, and positioning your business for sustained growth. 

Cybersecurity Day is offered in partnership with the NH Tech Alliance, and supported by Bank of America and Bangor Savings Bank.

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Tuesday, October 24th
8:30am - 3:00pm
3S Art Space in Portsmouth, NH


The Academy is free to attend with breakfast and lunch included, but registration is required.


Who’s out there hacking us and how they’re doing it?


Craig Taylor
Founder & CEO, CyberHoot

diana kelley

Psychology of Cyber

48% of people will exchange their password for a piece of chocolate, 91% of cyberattacks begin with a simple phish, and 2 out of 3 people have experienced a tech support scam in the past 12 months. What do all of these have in common? They make use of social engineering. This talk looks at the psychology behind Cialdini’s Six Principles of Persuasion to show how cybercriminals lure employees and customers into social engineering hacks.

Diana Kelley
Chief Information Security Officer, Protect AI

David Hodgdon

Risk Assessment

This presentation will review the current Cyber Security landscape and what your company can do to help protect your data, keep your network running, and protect your company’s finances and reputation. The goal is to have a plan in place should anything happen and make sure you have the right services deployed for your company/industry to protect your business data, cash, and reputation.

Dave Hodgdon
CEO & Chief Security Advisor, PCGiT

kyle schofield

Setting the Stage for AI: 6 Key Steps Business Leaders Should be Taking Today to Prepare

This discussion will focus on what AI is today, and what it has potential to be in the very near future.  We will touch on the amazing opportunities and significant risks that AI is introducing and cover 6 key steps that all business leaders should be considering as we approach this new horizon.

 Kyle Schofield
Sr. Client Service Manager, Mainstay Technologies

john rogers

Supply Chain Risk Management in the Defense Industrial Base

Identifying and understanding supply chain risk is something the Financial Services industry has been required to do since 1999; we’ve been working with this industry since those requirements came from the Federal Government. This session will describe the process of managing Third-Party Supply Chain Risk and discuss the latest NIST 800-171r3 supply chain risk guidance and expected impacts on CMMC 2.0 compliance requirements.

John Rogers
Senior Advisor, Monarch Information Security Consulting

richard rossi

Secure Our World

From mobile to connected home devices, technology is deeply intertwined with our lives. And while the evolution of technology accelerates, cybercriminals are working just as hard to find ways to compromise technology and disrupt personal and business life. This presentation will explore case studies on prior cyber attacks against U.S. businesses, as well as risks and vulnerabilities associated with Internet connectivity and what small businesses can do to mitigate current threats.

Richard Rossi
Cybersecurity Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency


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The Academy is free to attend with breakfast and lunch included, but registration is required.

SBDC’s Cybersecurity Initiative provides a web-based training program that guides businesses through cyber planning practices based upon the 5 central concepts of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover. Along with our resiliency plan and template, we include information about developing an Incident Response Plan to help small businesses be more prepared when a cyber-attack occurs.



supported by boa and bangor