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RICHMOND, VA, March 08, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Central Virginia, the regions leading voice for marketplace trust and consumer protection, will present an important workshop on Cybersecurity on Tuesday, March 15th at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club. Originally the 3-hour morning seminar was planned for the BBB's 4,682 accredited businesses, but the workshop is now being offered to any business in the area, because of the significant rise of cyber crime and dramatic increase in the number of small businesses that are now being targeted.
"Cybersecurity incidents have almost doubled in the past few year and two-thirds of data breaches happen at small and mid-sized companies," says BBB CEO and President Tom Gallagher. "Cyber-attacks are costing the US over $1 trillion a year, so we put together this important workshop with help of the National Council of BBBs to help businesses in Central Virginia protect themselves."
During the event, a 5-step plan to protect businesses from cyber-attacks will be unveiled by five leading security panelists. Business leaders and owners will learn that they can avoid the infamy of attacks by understanding the assets that need to be protected and making that happen. Managing cyber risk, having the right tools, protecting sensitive data and establishing best practices will be disclosed in this one-of-a-kind opportunity, which was created recently by the National BBB and the National Cyber Security Alliance. Attendees will learn how to detect, respond, and recover from a Cybersecurity incident, and most importantly learn how to best protect their companies.
Details of the event:
WHO: Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Central Virginia
WHAT: "Cybersecurity for Your Business Workshop"
5-Step Approach to Better Business Cybersecurity
WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
7:30am - 11:30am
Breakfast at 7:30am
Program starts at 8:00am
WHERE: Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
1700 Lakeside Avenue
Henrico, VA 23228
COST: $25 for accredited businesses
$40 for non-members
SIGN UP: BBB Accredited Businesses sign up (https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ec9xc57o2e7c4938&oseq=&c=&ch=)
Non-members sign up (https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ec9xpxrt93a61032&oseq=&c=&ch=)
About the Better Business Bureau
BBB serving Central Virginia serves Richmond, the Tri-Cities, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg, as well as 42 surrounding counties from Fauquier to Mecklenburg and Northumberland to Amherst. The nonprofit organization was established in 1954 to advance responsible, honest, and ethical business practices and to promote customer confidence through self-regulation of business. Core services of BBB include business reliability reports, dispute resolution, truth-in advertising, consumer and business education, and charity review.www.BBB.org/Richmond
Visit our blog (http://www.bbb.org/richmond/news-events/news-releases/20162/join-us-on-march-15th/) for more information on the Cybersecurity Workshop event.
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