Trends and Technology

Webinar: Is Your Business Cyber-Secure?

June 1, 2021
The C2FO Team

Our webinar discussion with technology expert Burton Kelso covers seven steps you need to take to stay safe from data breaches and hackers. 

As any business leader knows, the threats to company data are constant. 

Of the nearly 4,000 data breaches last year, 28% involved small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). That’s because smaller businesses are perceived to have fewer security capabilities and defense resources than larger enterprises.  

As companies of all sizes adjust their business models to adopt cloud infrastructure and web-based tools, it has never been more critical for SMBs to make sure their cybersecurity technology is up-to-date and that their workforce knows how to prevent security breaches.

Although there’s no way to predict when and if a cyberattack will happen, there are preventative steps you can take to protect your business. 

In C2FO’s May 26 webinar, Burton Kelso, owner and chief technology expert at Integral, said that more than 99% of cyberattacks rely on human interaction.

“In this cyber age, all it takes is one click for not only the individual’s computer to be locked up, but also for your entire network to be brought down and, of course, your secrets to be shared,” Kelso said. 

In our webinar, Kelso provides crucial tips on how to keep your business safe from cybercrime. He examines the sophisticated tools and techniques that attackers use and provides a detailed framework for protecting your business. 

Discussion topics include:

  • Why it’s crucial to invest in regular employee training that educates staff on setting up strong passwords, avoiding phishing attempts, and preventing malware attacks.
  • How mobile devices, including laptops, phones and tablets, can create significant security and management challenges. Developing a mobile device plan of action is paramount, whether employees are using company-sponsored or personal devices. 
  • Compromised passwords are responsible for 81% of hacking-related breaches. Replacing passwords with passphrases is crucial to ensure security. 
  • How working from home presents new opportunities for cybercriminals. Kelso discusses VPNs, mobile hotspots and turning off Google Home and Alexa devices when sharing sensitive information. 

About the Presenter

Burton Kelso is the owner and chief technology expert at Integral, an onsite and remote computer and laptop repair service company for consumers and businesses. He is a self-taught computer expert, a national speaker, a YouTube personality and regularly appears on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and Newsmax, offering viewers easy tips on computers, technology, internet lifestyle and gadgets. For more than 25 years, Kelso has sought to remove the frustrations of technology and break down the mystery and complexity that often accompanies everything from network set-up to cybersecurity. 

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