Data breaches, hackers, infiltration – oh my, I’m just a small business owner!

Oct 25, 2017
John Romero, Texas Engineering Extension Service
Data breaches, hackers, infiltration – oh my, I’m just a small business owner!
The number of reported cyber incidents in the United States each year is increasing, and the Nation faces persistent challenges with a widespread, growing, and ever-changing threat of cyber-attacks and an insufficient number of cybersecurity professionals. As small businesses utilize the internet network, the risk of a small business experiencing a major cyber-incident is high. This talk will highlight the importance of emphasizing and integrating cybersecurity awareness and what you can do to assist in protecting your data and your customer’s data.
John M. Romero holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University with a minor in Geographic Information Systems and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force as an Electronic Warfare System Specialist and Disaster Preparedness Instructor. He is currently the Program Director of the Knowledge Engineering Center (KEC) of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), specializing in eLearning web application development where he has over 20 years in designing and directing software development. John is also a SMART Manufacturing Practice Lead for the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) working with the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) of the Texas A&M Energy Institute. If not on the road teaching cybersecurity, he can be found helping small to medium-sized manufacturers understand the importance of integrating and utilizing smart manufacturing on their factory floors.
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