Cybersecurity 101: Start with the Basics

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM ET / 01:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Daniel Eliot, Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives for National Cyber Security Alliance
Objective: Attendees will uncover common cybersecurity misconceptions, will learn basic steps they can take to improve their cybersecurity at home and at the office, will learn tips for training employees, and will be able to identify free resources available to them to learn more.
Field of Study: Information Technology
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Course Description
Many people immediately think of sophisticated technology or see dollar signs the moment the word "cybersecurity" is uttered. However, there are many steps organizations can take to protect their assets that are easy to implement and that do not break the bank. This webinar will focus on the basics--what steps organizations can take right now to improve their security at work and at home. The National Cyber Security Alliance's Director of Education will uncover common cybersecurity misconceptions, will provide some "quick wins" to implement now, and will list free resources attendees can take advantage of to educate their families and colleagues about cybersecurity.

Presenter Bio(s)
Daniel Eliot joined the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in 2018 as director of small business programs. Daniel currently serves as the Director of Education and Strategic Initiatives. Daniel runs the CyberSecure My Business™ program, which is a comprehensive national program led by NCSA to help businesses of all sizes learn to be safer and more secure online. Prior to his tenure at NCSA, he worked both within and in an advisory capacity to small businesses. Most recently, Daniel worked at the Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as the manager of technology business development. While there, he developed specialty programs to help small business start and scale. One such program was DatAssured, Delaware’s small business cybersecurity program based off the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework. This was a state-wide program designed to help Delaware’s small businesses identify threats; develop cybersecurity readiness plans and processes to protect their data; detect breaches; locate partners, vendors and resources; and respond to and recover from successful cyberattacks. Because of his efforts, the Delaware SBDC became one of the national leaders in small business cybersecurity education and outreach. Daniel received a letter of commendation from Governor John Carney’s Cyber Security Advisory Council for his efforts addressing cybersecurity awareness and education across Delaware.
Daniel also created and managed SBIResource, a program designed to help innovation-based companies apply to, and win, Small Business Innovation Research funding from 11 federal agencies. Daniel helped small start-ups access over $4.8 million in non-dilutive capital through this program. Daniel holds a B.S. in education and a M.S. in adult education from Indiana University, Bloomington.

$25.00 for CPAFMA Members / $40.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMs

Delivery System

  • All programs will be delivered using Zoom. Participants must call the toll-free conference phone number to access the audio portion of the presentation. Participants’ phone lines are automatically muted upon connection to the call.
  • All participants should have Internet access and be in a private setting. For more than one participant per participant location, a quiet conference room with a large monitor/screen and speaker phone is suggested.
  • There will be assistance available to assist with procedural, downloading or connection issues 5 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.