Negligent employees are the no. 1 cause of cybersecurity breaches

A recent report about the state of cyber-security in small to medium-sized businesses shows that SMBs are a growing target for hackers (full story here).  In fact, negligent employees are the no. 1 cause of data breaches – careless workers and poor passwords have led to a rise in ransomware attacks and other breaches on SMBs, which cost an average of $1 million … not exactly pocket change.

So what else is putting your company at risk? Find out Oct. 5 when the Quad Cities Chamber brings together industry, business, and community leaders at the Cyber-Security Town Hall to discuss the growing importance of cyber security to our region's businesses and their operations.

The town hall will include an hour-long panel conversation led by regional subject matter experts to help area businesses understand the growing cyber-security threat to industry supply chains.  The panel will cover what’s important on the cyber-security landscape now, why businesses should care, what steps they should take to assess their cyber-security readiness and how to move toward implementation.  They will also discuss what new certifications will soon be required for those doing business with the Department of Defense and other government entities.

After the panel discussion, attendees will continue the conversation at one of four different small-group discussions led by individual moderators.  Register here.

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