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Protect Your Company from Major Threats - Cyber Security Events

According to Allianz Risk Barometer 2018 the largest risk of concern to U.S. companies is Cyber Incidents. Chances are close to 100% that your company has already been probed for vulnerabilities. While technology infrastructure is important, 80% of your vulnerability is through your own people and the security protocols they do, or do not, follow. 

WPI has teamed with WMEP to host FREE breakfast sessions in Pewaukee, Appleton and Madison where you will learn what steps you can take to begin developing a risk management plan for mitigating risks to your technology infrastructure.  Of special interest, WPI will be discussing the compliance and regulatory requirements impacting Federal contractors and subcontractors.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS
11/13/18
Capital & Contracts in the
Chequamegon Bay
Ashland

11/27/18  
Maximizing Your Conference ROI 101
Appleton
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11/14/18   
Capital & Contracts in Rural Sawyer County
Winter
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11/28/18
Maximizing Your Conference ROI 101
Milwaukee
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WPI is celebrating 31 years, but it is not about us. It is about the businesses we serve and the services and products they provide to our country.

On November 29th, join the WPI Board of Directors, government contractors from around the state and business and government influence-rs for a discussion on the "State of Government Contracting in the State" and how to expand Wisconsin's contracting power to truly increase businesses sales, profits and jobs.

As a birthday without cake is just a meeting, join us after the forum for a reception!


Report to Congress - Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Industrial Capabilities

"This report is being provided to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of  Representatives. This report simultaneously satisfies the requirements pursuant to title 10 United States Code (U.S.C.), section 2504, which requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to submit an annual report summarizing DoD industrial capabilities-related guidance, assessments, and actions; section 852 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2012 (Public Law 112-81), which requires the annual industrial base report to include a description of and status on the assessments of the industrial base; and Senate Report 112-26, which accompanies section 1253, the NDAA for FY 2012, and requires a report
containing a prioritized list of investments to be funded in the future under the authorities of Title III of the Defense Production Act (DPA) of 1950. This report summarizes DoD industrial capabilities-related guidance, assessments, and actions initiated during FY 2017 and as they existed at the close of that fiscal year. It is important to note that the status of some of the programs described herein has changed in the intervening time."

National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)  https://www.us-cert.gov/ is your go-to organization for timely, credible and usable information related to cyber security and cyber threats.  US CERT is the Nation's flagship cyber defense, incident response, and operational integration center. US-CERT's mission is to reduce the Nation's risk of systemic cybersecurity and communications challenges. So whether you are looking for information about how to securely surf the web at home, getting the latest real-time updates related to software products, or report an incident US CERT is the resource.

US-CERT regularly provides updates about software weaknesses, and information associated to malicious activity. This information is grouped into five products. Those with more technical interest can read the Alerts, Analysis Reports, Current Activity, or Bulletins. Users looking for more general-interest pieces can read the Tips. This information is available on the website and also via free subscription to email alerts for users who want to receive timely information about security topics and threats.
Web site resources are available that will help an individual set up a computer, secure a home network or recover from an attack. A variety of topic specific information products are also accessible.

While US-CERT does not endorse any specific organization a section titled Related Resources is provided for convenience. This section provides information on and links for a variety of resources such as Security Organizations, Vulnerability Information and Security at Home.
For additional information related to US CERT and how to subscribe to available data products please contact Marc Violante at marcv@wispro.org or 920-456-9990.
 
SBA Reports on Challenges Facing Small Businesses in Federal Procurement

On October 11, 2018, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) published its Report on the Most Serious Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Small Business Administration in Fiscal Year 2019. The report, which SBA has published variations of annually since 2000, represents the agency's current assessment of SBA's programs and activities that pose significant risks, including those that are particularly vulnerable to fraud, waste, error, mismanagement, or inefficiencies. For government contractors-and particularly small business concerns and companies that have recently outgrown their small business status-this report highlights key areas to watch for policy updates in the coming year. This article summarizes key findings in the OIG's report and identifies practical takeaways for government contractors' consideration.
Maximizing Your Conference ROI 101
 
Learn how to maximize the time, money and talent that you and your organization invest in attending and participating in a conference! Exhibiting, general networking and meeting with potential customers requires significant preparation and planning. This workshop will discuss the steps you will need to take before, during and after a government or corporate business conference/tradeshow to take advantage of all possible opportunities.

This workshop is offered on many different dates in many different locations. Visit https://premarketplacewi.org/ for additional information and to register.

37th Annual Governor's Conference on Minority Business Development  
 
Each year, Marketplace helps minority, women and veteran-owned company representatives learn about doing business with state, federal and local agencies as well as corporations. These markets represent billions of dollars of annual purchasing with special programs to include minority, women, veteran and disadvantaged business owners.
Attend Marketplace 2018 to connect with potential buyers, other businesses, lenders and technical assistance providers that can help you grow your business!

Learn more at MarketplaceWisconsin.com.