Georgetown, DE – The Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will provide a free workshop on Tuesday, June 11 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on the dangers of outside threats such as cyber-attacks, and how to make your business more resilient against other hidden dangers. The workshop will be held at 103 W. Pine Street in Georgetown.

“Everyone knows about the big cyber hacks at Target, Equifax and Home Depot,” said Jacob Blacksten, Technology Business Advisor with the SBDC. “However, no one hears about the attacks that small businesses face, because typically, the business cannot survive.”

Participants will be provided the tools and knowledge to defend their small businesses from cyber-attacks; learn about the NIST framework and how to leverage it to stay safe, and mitigate the event of a cyber-attack. You will also learn about the free resources and tools the SBDC has to offer a small business if a hack should occur so that your business will be able to survive.

Business resiliency topics will include being prepared for weather issues, employee theft, best management practices to prevent a disaster and how to conduct an asset inventory before disaster strikes.

“When you think of resiliency or disaster preparedness,” said Cindy Small, Business Advisor with the SBDC, “Most people think of coastal storm damage. However, your business faces dangers every day, such as auto accidents, computer hacks and loss of a key employee.” Participants will be provided with free workbooks on cybersecurity and business resiliency.

Mr. Blacksten is a University of Delaware graduate of the Lerner College of Business and Finance. Prior to joining the Delaware SBDC, he was a digital forensic investigator for a global risk management firm specializing in cybersecurity in Manhattan. Mrs. Small is a Wilmington University graduate and has 40+ years of business and nonprofit management experience. She formerly was the Resiliency Program Manager for the Delaware SBDC before becoming a business advisor.

For more information, call 302-856-1555.

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