Data Breach Prevention Important for Small Business Owners and Nonprofits
breaches and identity theft are among the most common security risks for
businesses today. To help small business owners and nonprofit organizations in
Southwest Florida, Hodges University’s Identity Fraud Institute will host a
one-day course on developing a data breach response plan.
course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 27, 2017 on Hodges’
Naples campus, which is located at 2655 Northbrooke Drive, Naples, FL 34119.
Kerskie, director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges, explains, “The
average cost to mitigate a data breach is $4 million or $158 per compromised
record. Data breaches are more than an IT risk or issue. Business owners and
managers can be held accountable for the breach even if they outsource their
IT. Most breaches are the result of employee error. It is more important than
ever for businesses owners, HR practitioners and those in finance, security and
IT to understand how to prevent breaches and what to do when one occurs.”
who attend the course will discover how data breaches occur, learn the
consequence of a breach, learn how to reduce the risk of a breach, identify
applicable privacy laws, develop a data breach response plan and begin to
develop data privacy policies.
businesses are the top target for hackers, yet, very few know how to prevent or
mitigate a breach. Having a data breach response plan in place saves you time
and money, as well as reduces stress on the organization. It is more cost
effective to be prepared as opposed to hoping it never happens to you,” said
cost to attend is $345 per person. Hodges University students and employees, as
well as nonprofit and government employees may attend for $295. Payment is
accepted online, by check or at the door; however, advanced registration is
required. To register, visit https://hu.formstack.com/forms/data_plan.
more information, contact Carrie Kerskie at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (239) 598-6281.
the Identity Fraud Institute:
Hodges University’s Identity Fraud Institute is your research and education
partner in the fight against identity theft. Providing services for consumers
and professionals, the Identity Fraud Institute is led by Carrie Kerskie, a
highly sought-after speaker, trainer, author and consultant on the topics of
identity theft, fraud and data privacy.