Date(s) - 10/28/2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
You may think of spam emails as nothing more than digital “junk mail” (annoying but basically harmless), you might save important shared account passwords on a spreadsheet, and your instincts might tell you to open an unexpected file or follow a link to see where it leads. While all of these seem reasonable to many technology users, they could expose your personal and business information to serious threats. It is essential that every individual has an understanding of cyber security best practices to minimize risk.
In 2021 Cybint released some important data on the state of cybersecurity:
- 95% of security breaches are caused by human error
- 43% of cyber attacks target small organizations
- Cybercrimes have increased 300% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic
- The average cost of a data breach for a SMB is $3.9 million
Join us to learn cyber security basics that could save you and your nonprofit time, energy, and money when faced with threats.
On October 28, Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) will host a free Nonprofit Roundtable session featuring our Director of Managed Services, Jeremy Kurtz. Jeremy will discuss common security errors, how to spot a threat, and which tools can increase your defenses against cyber attacks.
About Our Presenter: Jeremy Kurtz leads the Managed Services team for Tech Networks of Boston. He has an extensive background in IT management and personal experience helping organizations remain secure. His wide array of experience allows him to work closely with different entities and successfully help them achieve their IT objectives.
In his previous role, he served as Chief Information Officer and was responsible for managing 350 clients with over 25,000 devices and acted as VCIO/Consultant while simultaneously cultivating and maintaining client relationships and recommending differing products based upon individual customer needs. He was interviewed by NBC 10 in February 2020 for an article on Massachusetts communities impacted by ransomware attacks as an expert in protecting cities and towns.
Throughout his career, he has enjoyed volunteering with different organizations that make the IT industry better. Out of each organization, he was able to make the largest impact in his position as Chapter Advisor/ President of Help Desk Institute New England (HDINE). From 2006-2017, he had the honor of representing the chapter in an official capacity, receiving various industry awards, and ensuring organizational objectives were being met.
This session is ideal for any nonprofit employee interested in learning more about cybersecurity and safe technology practices. Join us on October 28th to participate in this workshop.
Please apply using this link by October 25th. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance within two days of their application.