Cyber-attacks are a growing threat for small businesses in the U.S. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Report, the cost of cybercrimes reached $2.7 billion in 2018 alone and that number continues to grow. Small businesses are attractive targets because they have information that cybercriminals want, and they typically lack the security infrastructure of larger businesses. COVID-19 has accelerated the pace at which many small businesses are adding IT solutions for remote work, online meetings, electronic bidding, data collection in the field, and more.

This webinar will cover the basics of what you need to do to protect your business. You'll learn security best practices (and worst practices) for teleworking, videoconferencing, remote team meetings, and personal devices for business. We'll also help you figure out how to use in-house or outsourced IT support to make sure you're not vulnerable to cyber-attacks. If you're struggling to keep up with the new online normal and make sure you're protected, this webinar is a great place to start!

dec 16With scams on the rise in 2020, it is more important than ever to establish an effective collaboration to protect our community and citizens against fraud. The US has already seen close to a 24% rise in scams in 2020 compared to 2019, with 85% of scam victims losing money.

Americans have lost close to $145 Million to fraud linked to Covid 19 alone.

Join us to learn more to protect your family and business.


As the owner of a small or medium business, you're probably aware that cybersecurity threats are on the rise. Learning which issues to watch out for—and how to best respond to threats—can help you keep your business safe. In this course, instructor Kristin Judge provides business owners and their staff with the foundational knowledge they need to secure their data and online accounts. Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework—an international standard created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology—Kristin takes you through a five-step process that can help you better secure your business.

Topics include:

  • Physical security vs. cybersecurity
  • Identifying what you have that's valuable to others
  • Protecting valuable data and accounts
  • Detecting a breach
  • Responding to an incident in an efficient manner 
  • Recovering from a breach
  • Technology checklists for small and medium businesses

This course is provided by via your PPLD library card


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