Ship Bottom, NJ,
12:09 PM

Coastal Businesses need for Cyber Resiliency

Small businesses can address big threats with upcoming webinar


According to the Harvard Business Review over 40% of small and medium sized businesses experienced a cyberattack in the past year, with attacks growing 150% over the last two years.  Cyberthreats are getting highly advanced, and business owners need to become proactive to avoid their business or customers being targeted for a cybercrime.  Small business owners, entrepreneurs, employees responsible for digital engagement and those active in cybersecurity roles within an organization should be prepped with the latest knowledge. 

The Southern Ocean Chamber  recommends the New Jersey Business Action Center for immediate resources, and the state agency is launching more support in the upcoming months. A free event scheduled for  noon on Thursday, September 21 is Small Business, Big Threats: Together for a Cyber Resilient Tomorrow is an informative and educational webinar that focuses on helping small businesses understand the cyber threats they face, such as phishing/smishing, ransomware, and business email compromise. Facilitated by Meshach Walker, Cybersecurity and Election Security Coordinator at the Division of Elections, this lunch-and-learn webinar will examine the importance of cybersecurity planning. By exploring tips and best practices for protecting against these common attacks, small business owners and employees will be better equipped to protect themselves, their customers, and their data. 

The online event will be presented by Meshach Walker, who currently serves as the Cybersecurity and Election Security Coordinator at the Division of Elections in the Offices of the Secretary of State. His role is multifaceted and centers around raising cyber and election security awareness throughout the state of New Jersey.  Those planning to attend can register at no cost on line by visiting NJBAC site here.  NJBAC will also be hosting a Resources for Growth event later in the month.