Cybersecurity seminars aimed at protecting small businesses

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Business and home security firm Protection 1 will host a series of small-business-centered cybersecurity seminars in Wichita in July and August, according to a news release.

The seminars, the release said, will be presented in conjunction with the local SCORE chapter and the Wichita Independent Business Association. The seminars will take place on July 13, 20 and 28 and on Aug. 4. All seminars will begin at 8 a.m. and will take place at the Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita St.

The goal of the workshops is to build awareness around cybersecurity and small businesses, said Michael Keen, vice president for commercial sales at Protection 1.

“By combining physical and digital security, Wichita business owners can now access full protection for their greatest asset,” Keen said. “Over 70 percent of small businesses will fall victim to a cyberattack. For hackers, small businesses are often seen as easy targets.”

Some of the key topics the talks will focus on include network security, endpoint (or constant) security, disaster recovery and wireless security, the release said. Each seminar will focus on a different topic.

“I’m glad these organizations are teaming up to help small businesses in our city stay safe in the digital age,” Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell said in a statement. “Small businesses are crucial to our community, and providing knowledge and resources is a great way to help them succeed.”

To enhance its cybersecurity offerings, Protection 1 has teamed with companies like Cisco, Bitdefender and Druva, the release said. More than 3,500 people are employed by Protection 1 nationwide at more than 70 locations, including in Wichita.

Bryan Horwath: 316-269-6708, @bryan_horwath

Cybersecurity seminars

All seminars begin at 8 a.m. at the Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita St.

July 13: Endpoint security

July 20: Network security

July 28: Disaster recovery

Aug. 4: Wireless security