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February Data Bites: Can Your Business Survive a Cyber Attack?

Date & Time:
Wed, Feb. 27, 2019 | 7:00 - 8:00 AM

Franklin University, Fisher Hall
300 E Main St
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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Join us for Lunch and a Presentation by Dr. Loren W. Wagner, Senior Executive: Risk & Business Development, CentraComm.

Can your business survive a cyber attack?

Can your business afford to lose $90,000? $500,000? $1,000,000, or more? What is your risk threshold? Small and medium businesses are increasingly in the spot light when considering their vulnerability to cyber-attacks. On average, the financial impact on any individual business is potentially significant and the operational impact can be devasting (Verizon DBIR, 2018). When considering SMBs in aggregate, the potential national impact is staggering.

This presentation discusses cyber security issues relative to the small and medium business environment. Key regulatory requirements will be discussed impacting suppliers in various industries. Safe harbor aspects of Ohio Senate Bill 220 will be explored as well. Pros and cons for implementing cyber security practices are discussed along with suggestions for approaching a “reasonable” accommodation for small business mitigating controls, helping make your cyber security stronger and your business operations more resilient. Cyber survival is the goal.

Speaker Bio:

A lifelong learner, Loren is an experienced information assurance executive with over 40 years of IT experience in a global manufacturing company. He is recognized for developing innovative solutions across a world-wide team environment. In addition, Loren has 20 years of course development and teaching experiences in information assurance, and he has demonstrated his passion and commitment to sharing through teaching and practice because learning and sharing form the essence of knowledge. Loren’s specialties include information assurance/information security practices; NIST compliance; policy development; risk assessment; risk management; and the application of Lean Six Sigma processes and tools. He holds a doctorate in Information Assurance. More information may be found at:

Directions & Parking:

Visitors can park for free in Lot C at the Northwest corner of Grant Ave and Main Street. The Fisher Hall main entrance is directly in front of you under the blue clock tower. Link to Map.

Hosted by the Center for Public Safety and Cybersecurity Education at Franklin University.

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