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Cybersecurity for SMBs Workshop

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Foundational knowledge needed to assess the cybersecurity risks for your SMB and how to mitigate these risks.

This half day workshop with Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst (Ryerson University), Brampton Board of Trade, Brampton Entrepreneur Centre, and Altitude Accelerator will provide fundamental knowledge needed to assess the cybersecurity risks facing your business and provide information and tools to build a cybersecurity program that will help mitigate those risks. This will include a discussion of cyber threats and cyber risk management, cybersecurity best practices, leveraging third parties to support your program, building your cybersecurity program and incident management.

This workshop is intended to help shift your perceptions about cybersecurity from being ‘technical issue’ to that of a critical enabler for your business in the digital economy. Moreover, through activities and interactive discussions, you will gain insights and actionable takeaways that you can immediately use to build upon your cybersecurity program.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Discover why SMB’s are a target and why their data and operations are valuable to attackers
  • Identify business risks as it relates cybersecurity – including operational, financial, reputational, and legal
  • Characterize common threats to your business and some simple actions to address them
  • Validate the need for an incident response and business continuity plan for your business

Workshop Agenda:

8:45 – 9:00: Participants are encouraged to log in 15 minutes prior to session start

9:00 – 9:15: Welcome and introduction

9:15 – 9:30: Defining cybersecurity – activity & interactive presentation

9:30 – 10:00: Threat context for SMBs – interactive presentation & activity

10:00 – 10:10: Break

10:10 – 10:50: Cyber Risk – interactive presentation & activity

10:50 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:30 Building your cybersecurity program – interactive presentation & activity

11:30 – 11:50 Planning your incident response – interactive presentation & activity

11:50 – 12:00 Closing comments & additional Q&A

About Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst (Ryerson University):

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst helps Canadians and Canadian companies seize the opportunities and tackle the challenges of cybersecurity. The Catalyst collaborates with industry, governments and academic partners, and leverages the full expertise and capabilities of Ryerson University’s staff and faculty. The Catalyst is a not-for-profit corporation owned and operated by Ryerson University and based in Brampton, ON.

About Brampton Board of Trade

The Brampton Board of Trade is the go to organization where businesses of all sectors, convene, collaborate and create solutions to boost regional economic prosperity. They provide solutions to the toughest problems businesses face every day including overcoming barriers to growth, attracting and retaining talent and making the right connections.

Membership ranges from multi-national corporations to small startups and individual entrepreneurs. The Brampton Board of Trade represents a diverse range of businesses from across Peel Region. As a member of the Board of Trade, you’ll have access to countless tools to help grow your business, increase productivity and control your bottom line.

About Brampton Entrepreneur Centre

BEC works to contribute to the stability and growth of the local economy by fostering the careful preparation, launch and long-term sustainability of micro and small businesses across all sectors. They work to provide current, accurate and thorough information through online documents, seminars and workshops, consultations and business plan reviews with a strong customer service approach. This information will be cost-effective, easily accessible and highly responsive to client needs.

About Altitude Accelerator

The Altitude Accelerator team consists of more than 100 expert advisors, industry, academic, government partners. We help technology startups in Advanced Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Hardware & Software, Cleantech and Life Sciences to commercialize their products and get them to market faster

Altitude Accelerator is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator for Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, and other communities in Southern Ontario.

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