Business Cyber Security Workshop October 14 at Visitor Center

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Your Business or Organization Online

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
6:00 pm


Are you interested in learning how to protect your business or organization from Internet security threats?  If so, plan to attend a free Cyber Risk/Cyber Crime Workshop: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business or Organization Online, which will be held on Wednesday, October 14 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 6 pm – 8 pm.  Learn why cyber security matters for your business.  Hear scary stories from two victims who will share their experience.  Receive specific, actionable advice on ways you can protect your business’s computers.  Also learn what steps to take if your business or organization is victimized.

The evening’s principle presenters will be Paul Houck, Director, Bayfield County Information Technology, and A. J. Van Beest, Web, Security & Support Specialist, Bayfield County Information Technology.  They will share their expertise and experiences addressing Internet security issues.  In addition, Larry Nelson, Owner of Nelson Surveying, and Jennifer Augustine, Director at Northern Lights, will describe their experiences as cyber crime victims.

Free snacks and beverages will be provided at the workshop for attendees.  No registration is required to attend the program.

In recognition of the importance of Internet security to our nation’s economy and way of life, October has been designated by President Obama as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  All businesses face a number of cyber security challenges like being a target of cybercriminals, having their intellectual property stolen or being attacked to disrupt their operations.  Cyber security needs to become a priority for every business and industry.  Companies need to proactively protect their most vital assets, employees and customers.  Their employees also have a shared responsibility to do their part.

This educational event is being sponsored and brought to you by: Ashland Area Development Corporation, Bayfield County Economic Development Corporation, Bayfield County Information Technology Department and UW-Extension.

For more information or questions about the workshop contact: Paul Houck, Director, Bayfield County Information Technology at (715) 373-6319 or email

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