Networks Northwest Cyber Security Summit September 21

 

Networks Northwest Cyber Security Summit


September 21, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Northwestern Michigan College University Center, Rooms 215/217
2200 Dendrinos Dr, Traverse City, MI, 49686
No charge but registration is required

EVENT FULL

 

Target Audience:

Key decision makers (not just the IT staff) from businesses, large and small, in all industries.

Presentations:

ADVANCE Resources and Consulting: "Who is Interested in Your Company's Technology and How Do They Steal It?”

  • Who are the cyber attackers (with focus on state-level actors — foreign governments, companies — but discussion of other actors as well)?
  • Who are the targets and why are they targets?
  • What information are the hackers looking for?
  • How do they go about getting it?
  • What defenses can companies implement to better protect themselves?

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center: “Cyber Security: Meeting DOD Expectations for Supply Chain”

In our increasingly connected and digital world, cyber security has become one of the most important issues for businesses as well as consumers. Cyber-attacks have risen dramatically. Companies have gone out of business as a result of being hacked, and Michigan’s small and medium-sized businesses are particularly vulnerable. As a result, supply chain risk management and information security are gaining prominence and the attention of executives across our state and our nation. This presentation will address the current cyber security environment, examine guidelines in place such as NIST 800-171, which is the basis for compliance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012, and provide insights on what companies can do to comply and protect their business.

SBDC: “Cyber Workshop”

SBDC workshop is designed for small business owners (no technology background assumed) who want to understand more about their internet security risks and how they can protect their business from the major problems that will result from a cyber-attack. Topics will include:

  • Cyber Security Best Practices
  • Protecting Your Company Information
  • What to do if your company has been breached
  • Password Practices
  • Physical Security
  • Buying and Selling Online

Industrial Risk Mitigation Panel

The panel consists of cyber security experts from around the state who are at the forefront of working to protect small business owners or investigate and prosecute the attackers.

  • State Police
  • Insurance Specialist
  • Attorney
  • Risk Mitigation and Cyber Security Consultant
  • IT Specialist
The Summit is being presented through a partnership between the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Northern Michigan Global Trade Alliance, and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).