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Free Computer Security Workshop for Small Organizations

Free Computer Security Workshop for Small Organizations

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, assisted by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Multi-State Information Sharing Council, will present the workshop -- Computer Security for Small Organizations -- to promote awareness of the importance and need for information technology security and also to promote an understanding of IT security vulnerabilities and corrective measures. The workshop will be presented twice on October 18: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and again from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. The training will be held at the PacBell Building, Mission Valley, 2375 Northside Drive, San Diego.

The interactive discussion will focus on those information security risks facing all small organizations and how those risks can be identified and managed. Topics will include:

* How your data is vulnerable * What you can lose through an information security breach * Practical steps to protect your operations * How to use information security vendors and consultants * How to evaluate tools and techniques based on your needs

The free educational program is intended for managers and staff of small organizations, especially those with limited in-house resources who need to understand and implement IT security. City, county and state government entities, as well as small business owners and managers, are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required. Contact Rosa Rodarte, SBA, at (619) 557- 7250 Ext. 1126 or via e-mail: [email protected].

The support given by SBA, NIST and FBI to this activity does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any cosponsors or participant's opinions, products or services. All SBA, NIST and FBI programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Richard Kissel (301) 975-5017, 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 8930, Gaithersburg MD 20899-8930. Cosponsorship Authorization No. 05-7630-52

For more information about SBA's programs for small businesses, call the SBA Answer Desk at 1-800 U ASK SBA or TDD 704-344-6640 or visit SBA's Web site at http://www.sba.gov/ca/sandiego. The SBA, in co-sponsorship with Staples, has introduced an online newsletter SBA Solutions. For a free subscription, go to http://web.sba.gov/list and select New SBA Solutions Newsletter.

The U.S. Small Business Administration

CONTACT: Rosa Rodarte for The U.S. Small Business Administration, +1-
619-557-7250, x 1126

Web site: http://www.sba.gov/
http://www.sba.gov/ca/sandiego
http://web.sba.gov/list

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