TALK, the Area Tech Council, Provides Cybersecurity Training Over the Next Weeks Where All Participants Earn a Microcredential
The Training Curricula Comes from Partnership with the Cyber Readiness Institute, a National Organization
TALK, the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky, is providing cyber readiness training for small business professionals in the state of Kentucky online at no cost now through the end of May. A three-month online course has been condensed into six weeks for a microcredential and badge to display on your website. This cybersecurity virtual series is done in partnership with the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) and is held on Fridays at 2 PM online with the first session being held on April 24.
Registration continues as participants
can be added each week, and if they login to the online curricula first and catch up on the material missed, the microcredential is still within reach. The last session of best practices and industry discussion will occur on May 29, 2020.
Registration is on Eventbrite
under TALK’s CyberReadiness Training—A Free Six Session Virtual Series.
The damage from a cyber breach can be devastating, so this cyber readiness training takes a two-fold approach: preventative measures, and a review of the actions to be taken when an incident does occur. Each Friday, the TALK presenters assign homework based on course templates and worksheets that will lead to designing a strategy of cyber defense to be put in place for a small business or remote work individual.
Cyber threats come from external sources, including criminals, and competitors, or insiders, intentionally or unintentionally. Any cyber issue can be mitigated with basic cyber policies and best practices are easy to implement on the front end, before an attack has occurred.
Presenters for the course include: Dawn Yankeelov, Executive Director of TALK and Founder of Aspectx PR; Jay Rollins, Founder of CloudNexus Technologies, a cybersecurity managed services provider; and Lee Ann Lyle, Founder of LAL Computers.
“Establishing a strong culture of cyber readiness will result in a more secure, resilient organization,” said Ms. Yankeelov, Executive Director of TALK. New national research by BitSight looked at malware infections on home office networks finding malware on 45 percent of home office networks.
The Cyber Readiness Institute curricula that TALK is presenting in this virtual series focuses on the top issues that pose the greatest risk to small business: (a) authentication and passwords, (b) software updates, (c) phishing, and (d) USB and removable media.