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Boise Metro Chamber to host two cybersecurity webinars with Boise State expertise

The Boise Metro Chamber will be hosting two virtual webinars on the topic of cybersecurity with the expertise Boise State faculty and staff members.

Cybersecurity Part I: Best Practices for Small Businesses

Guest speaker: Edward Vasko,  director for the Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity

11 a.m. – 12 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

With much of our business going virtual, today’s workforce is more connected than ever before. That connectivity brings new challenges and more vulnerabilities to our virtual business climate, potentially turning our small businesses and employees into victims of numerous cyber threats and attacks. In our discussion, cybersecurity experts will share with us the best practices for employee and device protection as well as the liability and legal steps for better cyber hygiene in our small businesses. Register for Part I here.

Cybersecurity Part II: National and Industrial Concerns

Guest Speaker: Hoda Mehrpouyan, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science

11 a.m. – 12 p.m., on Thursday, Oct, 29, 2020

Large-scale cyber breaches, election ransomware attacks and social engineering maneuvers are just a few threats our nation faces when it comes to cybercrimes. It is imperative we recognize and respect the importance of cybersecurity and understand how to reduce risks and stay protected. Join our panel as they discuss securing voting systems, critical infrastructure, and what the future of cybersecurity looks like. Register for Part II here.

Both events will be live streamed via FacebookLinkedIn, YoutubeTwitter and website