Lunch & Learn: The Future of Cybersecurity
Think your business is too small to be plagued by issues with Cybersecurity? Think again.
Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. James E Cates, Merritt College Cybersecurity Industry Co-Program manager, at Trabocco Kitchen & Cocktails to discuss the implications and future of cybersecurity. There will be a live Q&A at the end!
According to Accenture's Cybercrime Study, nearly 43% of cyber-attacks are on small businesses. "Only 14% of these accounted SMBs are prepared to face such an attack. On average, SMBs spend between $826 and $653,587 on cybersecurity incidents."
Can you afford that?
Learn valuable information such as:
- What is Cybersecurity?
- How you can protect your cyber assets
- Does CHAT GPT increase my Cyber risk?
As a bonus, gain an understanding of the Ladder of Business Intelligence (LOBI) maturity model and how it relates technology, in general, to your business.
James E Cates has over 40+ years’ of experience in the IT field. He spent 21 years at IBM in various R&D management positions, developing a broad range of successful IT products. He left IBM as a WW head of RD product development. He has spent 20+ years in Silicon Valley as the CIO, VP/IT and Corporate Process Officer at four high-tech companies(Silicon Graphics,Synopsys,Brocade and Altera) each building over $1 Billion in revenue. He was also the COO of IT Solutions (a startup that acquired Keane consulting). Currently, James works with Silicon Valley startups, non-profits, Venture funds and the CA Community College system to increase diversity in the STEM disciplines for industry. He is also a Co-Program Mgr (with an industry colleague)of the two year cybersecurity degree program at Merritt Community College in Oakland, CA. Along with the Merritt management team and faculty, he and his industry partner, Mark Egan, have established a very competitive cybersecurity program at Merritt. The Merritt College cybersecurity program has consistently placed some of its competitive teams in the top 5% of the National Cyber League(NCL) cybersecurity
More HERE: www.merrittsecurity.com.