Creating A Cybersecurity Strategy For Your Firm

Date: Thursday, December 05, 2019
Time: 03:00 PM ET / 02:00 PM CT / 01:00 PM MT / 12:00 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Daniel Eliot, Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives for National Cyber Security Alliance
Objective: Attendees will learn the basic (5) components of creating a cybersecurity strategy, will understand actionable steps they can take within each function to better secure their business, will be able to articulate the importance of having a plan in place before an incident happens, and will come away with 2 frameworks they can use to create their own cybersecurity strategy.
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
Cybersecurity is best approached with a blend of people, process, and technology. This webinar will explore approaches to creating a cybersecurity strategy by focusing on the 5 functions of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, & Recover. NCSA's Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives will provide an overview of each, and will highlight actionable steps organizations can take within each function to create and implement their cybersecurity strategy.

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.