According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 60% of small businesses that experience a breach go out of business within 6 months. The average cost to a small business attempting to clear up a cyber breach is $117K. The Kansas SBDC Cybersecurity Forum brings together experts to help educate business leaders and small business owners about cybersecurity risks and corresponding issues.

The goals of the forum are to elevate the level of discussion surrounding cybersecurity and related risks in order to reduce the exposure of small business to such threats and also to connect small businesses with valuable resources. Attendees will gain an appreciation of what are the risks, how to defend against and mitigate those risks, employee management, training and policy issues, budgeting for cybersecurity, how to recover from security breaches, resources available to small businesses, and what to expect in this area going into the future.

Register here: https://ksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/23618

*Schedule subject to change.
7:30 – 8:00 Attendees Sign –in and receive Info Packets (Light Food & Beverages)
8:00 – 8:10 Welcome from KSBDC
8:10 – 8:15 Introduction of Key Note Speaker by Main Sponsor
8:15 – 8:30: Keynote Speaker
8: 30- 9:00 Panel: Information Security Basics (CIA – Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability)
9:00 – 9:15 How as a Leader Do You Talk about IT? How Do You Talk with Your IT Person?
9:15 – 9:45 Panel: Cybersecurity for Businesses with Remote Employees and for
Home-Based Businesses
9:45 – 9:52 Cybersecurity Insurance – What It Does & Doesn’t Do
9:52 – 10:12 Penetration/Vulnerability Testing
10:12 – 10:30 Break (Light Food & Beverages)
10:30 – 11:00 Panel: Making Cybersecurity a Part of Your Policy & Procedures

11:00 – 11:30 Industry Break-Out Sessions
• CS Issues for Agriculture Businesses and Businesses with GPS-Controls or Unmanned Aerial Systems
• CS for Industries with HIPAA Compliance Issues
• CS for Financial Services Industries
11:30 – 12:00 Industry Break-Out Sessions
• CS for Government Contracting
• CS for Internet of Things (Manufacturing Systems, Building Systems, Mobile Systems, etc.)
• CS for Micro-businesses (PCI Compliance, etc.)

12:00 – 1: 15 Lunch & Networking Time

1:15 – 1:45 Panel: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover
1:45 – 1: 52 “Aack! We’ve Been Hacked!” What to Do If You’ve Been Breached
1:52 – 2:22 Panel: Looking Into the Cyber-Crystal Ball: What Should Small Businesses Expect
in the Future? (Trends, Regulations, Opportunities)
2:22 – 2:35 Resources and Return on Cybersecurity Investment
2:35 – 2:45 Thank you from Kansas SBDC
2:45 – 3:30’ish Networking