Every business with an online presence is a target for hackers, but business owners can take steps to protect against cyberattacks and the significant costs associated with them. The Arkansas Better Business Bureau, in partnership with Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C, and others, is helping business owners learn how to secure their businesses in the digital age, hosting a free Cybersecurity Summit on Thursday, Oct. 19.
The Arkansas Better Business Bureau Cybersecurity Summit will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Oct. 19 at Heifer Village Education Center, 1 World Ave., in Little Rock. The event is free.
“Though large-scale cyberattacks on major corporations generate the most attention, small businesses are especially vulnerable to criminals who would seek out sensitive financial information and customer data,” said Janet Robb, president and CEO of the Arkansas Better Business Bureau. “One study found the average cost for a small business following a cyberattack is $36,000. We are hopeful that, at our free summit, business owners will learn strategies to avoid such attacks and the expenses that follow.”
Robb is one of several experts slated to discuss how to keep businesses safe from online attackers. She will talk about available resources for businesses. Other speakers include:
Ben Jackson and Zach Steadman of Mitchell Williams law firm on the legal ramifications of a data breach
Woody Harrelson, president of The Hatcher Agency who will speak on cybersecurity insurance
Jeremy Ausburn of Edafio Technology Partners who will speak technology to secure a small business
Natalie Ghidotti of Ghidotti Communications who will speak on communicating when an ‘Equifax’ happens.’
The Cybersecurity Summit coincides with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
Advance registration is required for the free event. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (501) 665-4888, extension 109.
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full service corporate law firm that provides trusted strategic counsel to clients in business, litigation, regulated entities and insurance regulatory matters. Established in 1954, the firm currently employs more than 85 attorneys in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas.