Small Business Cybersecurity Essentials Workshop

Questions? Call us at 888-643-4276 ext. 2

How Will You Protect Your Business From Cyberattacks?

A single well-placed cyberattack could mean the end for your small business. Sixty percent (60%) of small companies are out of business within six months of a cyberattack.  Is your business protected?

Workshop starts on September 23, 2022.

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Small Business Cybersecurity Essentials

Online Workshop

This workshop is limited to 20 participants only!

Cyber-attacks are on the rise, and small businesses are primary targets. Many small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are unsure where to begin when improving their cybersecurity. With dangerous attacks such as phishing and ransomware on the rise, many are looking for affordable methods to improve their likely substandard cybersecurity postures. Furthermore, many insurance companies require SMBs to demonstrate cybersecurity due diligence before issuing cyber or even general liability insurance policies. 

In this five-week entry-level workshop, you will learn everything you need to know to start building a ROBUST and COST-EFFECTIVE cybersecurity program that will significantly LOWER your CYBERSECURITY RISK.

Here's What You Get

Video Training

Learn at your own pace. You'll have plenty of time to watch the training videos and complete your homework assignments before meeting with the group for the weekly Q&A. 

 

Weekly Live Q&A

Got questions? No problem. We'll meet weekly as a group to check on your progress, answer questions, and address any challenges you may have encountered during your training. 

Virtual Office Hours

Need some one-on-one support? We've got you covered. You can set up virtual meetings with the instructor to get personalized help.  

Cyber Tools

Apply what you learn for best results. We'll introduce you to tehniques and tools to help you build a robust and cost-effective cybersecurity program to keep your business safe. 

"Hot Topics"

Don't get caught unawares. 

In addition to weekly training, we'll cover important cybersecurity trends that every business owner should know. 

Access to Govology

Learn about government contracting from the best.

As a bonus, you will receive a one-year all-access pass to Govology webinars and on-demand courses ($600 value). 

Ready to Get Started?

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend this workshop?

This entry-level program requires no prior experience or knowledge of cybersecurity. We created this program for small business owners who want to protect their investment from senseless cyberattacks that can destroy what took years of hard work, sleepless nights, and penny-pinching to build. In sum, we created this program for you.

Why should I register for this workshop?

If you or your employees use a computer for any purpose--e.g., e-commerce, bookkeeping, order fulfillment, customer service, etc.--your business is at risk of a cyberattack. It is not a question of IF but rather WHEN. The consequences of a cyberattack can be devastating. Hence, it's vital that you proactively tackle your business' cyber vulnerabilities by implementing a robust cybersecurity program in your company.

What will I learn in this workshop?

After completing this Cybersecurity Essentials for Small Businesses workshop, you will:

  • Understand how a defense-in-depth-based cybersecurity program can minimize the impact of the most prevalent cybersecurity threats.
  • Understand some of the most important attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities facing small businesses today.
  • Understand different policies, procedures, and technologies and their use in creating a robust cybersecurity program.
  • Understand how user training is used to thwart attacks and what training resources are available.
  • Begin building a system inventory baseline to categorize all company assets protecting critical information.

What is the workshop schedule?

This workshop will run for five (5) weeks, from September 23rd to October 28th.

Every Monday, we'll release new training, which includes a video and a homework assignment. You will have plenty of time to complete the training before our weekly Return & Report Call (i.e., Q&A meeting) scheduled on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT. We'll record all Return & Report Calls and make them available on-demand in the virtual classroom. So, if you miss one or more of these meetings, you can get caught up on your own later.

The complete schedule of the workshop is below.

Workshop Schedule

Workshop Kickoff Meeting

September 23, 2022, 10:30 AM Eastern Time via Zoom.

 

Week 1:

  • Date: September 26, 2022
  • Training: Know Your Assets, Train Your Users
  • Hot Topic: eCommerce Security
  • Return & Report Call: Friday, September 30th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Week 2:

  • Date: October 3, 2022
  • Training: Whitelist Software, Patch Software & Operating Systems
  • Hot Topic: What the Heck Is a Cookie?
  • Return & Report Call: Friday, October 7th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Week 3:

  • Date: October 10, 2022
  • Training: Restrict Admin Privileges, Harden System Components
  • Hot Topic: Business Email Protection
  • Return & Report Call: Friday, October 14th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Week 4:

  • Date: October 17, 2022
  • Training: Segment Your Network, Backup Data & Test Restoration
  • Hot Topic: Ransomware and Cryptomalware
  • Return & Report Call: Friday, October 21st 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Week 5:

  • Date: October 24, 2022
  • Training: Enable Multi-Factor Authentication, Collect & Analyze Event Logs
  • Hot Topic: Security While Working from Home and Traveling
  • Return & Report Call: Friday, October 28th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Meet Your Instructor

Hey, I'm Nathan Cross.

Cybersecurity Engineer with Haight Bey & Associates, a Prime USAF Contractor.


Experienced in helping small businesses with cybersecurity hygiene and compliance, including meeting DFARS 252.204-7012, NIST 800-171, and CMMC requirements.


Graduate student in Carnegie Mellon University’s Information Security & Policy Management program.


CompTIA Security+, PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

Small Business Cybersecurity Essentials Workshop

$$1,250.00 VALUE

  • Five (5) weeks of training (8.5 hours total)
  • Bonus “hot topic” sessions covering important cybersecurity trends (1.5 hours total)
  • Hands-on exercises and cybersecurity tool exploration
  • Weekly Return & Report calls (live coaching and Q&A meetings) delivered via MS Teams
  • Ongoing support during workshop duration
  • Weekly office hours for individual support
  • Govology Nation (private LinkedIn group)

BONUS!

Each participant will receive a one-year all-access pass to Govology.com ($600 value).

If you have questions about this workshop, please call us at 888-643-4276 ext. 2

or email Amber Stevens at amber@govology.com.

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