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Announcing: Cybersecurity Series for Federal Contractors (Virtual)

The Offices of Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) will host a series of cybersecurity-related webinars beginning in August through December. The purpose of these web conferences is to support growth and development of cybersecurity business and cybersecurity educational capacity for North Carolina entities who wish to provide goods/services of any kind to the Department of Defense and/or other government entities.
When. Part 1: September 10 and Part 2: September 24 from 1100-1230. There are six-parts to this series, the first two parts are open for registration. Stay tuned for parts 3-6.
Platform. The NCMBC will host these webinars in an online platform. Information will be provided an hour prior to the training each session. 
Registration. These are free sessions. Registration will be available for each under each individual session, as it becomes available. 
PART 1: SEPT 10, 2020 from 1100-1230: Threat Brief – The volume, variety, velocity, and severity of cyber-crime and cyber-attacks against North Carolina businesses and citizens continues to grow. From identity to intellectual property theft and from ransomware to COVID scams, learn what the threat environment is all about for your enterprise and the Department of Defense as well as how you can obtain more information. Colonel Jeff Worthington, XVIIIth Airborne Corps will discuss cyber threats from a DoD perspective. Ms. Maria Thompson  Chief Risk Officer for the State of North Carolina will provide insights from a local perspective. A Q&A session will follow both presentations.
PART 2: SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 from 1100-1230: Cybersecurity Business Needs – What key questions should business leaders ask to help protect themselves in cyberspace and what processes and controls should be implemented? Big or small, if you are a North Carolina business that connects to the Internet, then you have some need to protect yourself from cyber-crimes and cyber-attacks. Increasingly, “C Suite” leaders recognize cybersecurity decisions and capabilities they put in place to protect their enterprise effect the bottom line. At the same time, these decisions must be made in a risk-managed approach. While some level of cyber hygiene is needed by all, a cybersecurity professional from a Raleigh-based Fortune 300 company will discuss the key components of their multilayered cybersecurity plan, risk, reward and perspectives that will be common sense and resonate with local businesses. 

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