Cybersecurity training summit to be held 10/25 in Colorado Springs

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Small Business Development Center Hosts Second Annual Cybersecurity Summit Designed to Assist Small Businesses in the Pikes Peak Region

The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host its 2nd annual cybersecurity summit for small businesses on Friday, October 25th in Colorado Springs.  Please register in advance HERE.

The educational summit will have many interactive sessions for all levels of business and all industries throughout the day designed to reduce any confusion or intimidation around taking action against potential cybercrimes.  Attendees will leave the event with key information to immediately implement into their businesses.  Attendees will  also hear from two nationally-recognized keynote speakers, from Washington, D.C. Maria Roat, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration as well as Daniel Eliot, Director of Small Business Programs, National Cyber Security Alliance.

“Protecting your small business from cyber criminals is one of the most important items to consider in 2019,” said Aikta Marcoulier, Executive Director for the SBDC. “Cyber security is something nobody can afford to ignore and that is why we are very excited to host this critical event for the small business community in the pikes peak region so they are armed with the latest information on how to protect their business from these  dangerous 21st century villains.”

The summit offers many breakout sessions covering many categories including:

  • Cyber Security Simplified
  • Psychology Behind Cyber Security
  • International Compliance
  • How to select the right Cyber Security Assistance

Please register in advance HERE.


Hosted by El Paso County, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper in the Pikes Peak Region by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs. The SBDC has a team of business experts ready to help you create and retain jobs, secure loans, increase sales, win government contracts, obtain certifications and more. The SBDC combines information and resources from federal, state and local governments with those of the education system and private sector to meet the specialized and complex needs of the small business community. Consulting experts work in partnership to provide entrepreneurs with crucial information that can mean the difference between success and failure.

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDC Network is a partnership between the State of Colorado, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Small Business Administration (SBA), Colorado’s institutions of higher education, local economic development organizations and local chambers of commerce.