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computer security is good business

September 9, 2008
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
University of Illinois at Springfield
Public Affairs Center
Room C/D
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois

 

Overview:

The NIST Computer Security Division has developed a workshop to help the small business owner increase information system security. 

  • Learn how to define Information Security (IS) for your organization. 
  • Hear examples of common types of threats and understand how to determine the extent to which your organization should proactively address threats.
  • Learn common Best Practices and Procedures to operate more securely.
  • Hear a basic explanation of current technologies used in reducing IS vulnerabilities
  • Learn about resources freely available to your organization.

Workshop flyer

Agenda:

8:00 am

Open/Welcome

8:15 am

Making the Right Investment

Learn how to define information security (IS) for your organization and demonstrate the necessity of IS in your operations. Hear examples of the most common types of threats to information security and understand how to do a cost-benefits analysis to determine the extent to which your organization should proactively address known threats.

9:00 am

Defining Your Information Security Needs

Learn to create a security policy that supports your organization’s mission. Understand the fundamentals of risk assessment and risk mitigation.

9:45 am - 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am

Common Information Security Practices

Internet, E-mail, Desktop, Personnel - Learn common Best Practices. Focus on procedures to operate more securely.

11:00 am

Mechanisms and Technologies of Information Security

Hear an overview of current technologies used in reducing IS vulnerabilities and learn of NIST (and other) resources available to your organization.
Note: At the end of our program we will have a short briefing by theFBI Cyber Security SA on local/national issues of note.

For more information contact:

Janis Rose
217-206-8246
jrose2@uis.edu

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