Industry Experts to Discuss Ways to Prevent Cyberattacks

Hodges University News

Business owners and nonprofits in Southwest Florida will learn how improve data privacy and prevent cyberattacks within their organizations thanks to Hodges University’s Identity Fraud Institute.

As major corporations are increasing their data security, criminals are shifting their focus to easier targets. Unfortunately, this includes small businesses, health care facilities and nonprofits. In an effort to build awareness, industry experts will share valuable tips on improving data privacy at the “Data Privacy and Cyber Liability: What You Don’t Know Puts You at Risk” workshop. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, September 21, in the Stock Building, John White Community Room on the Naples campus, which is located at 2647 Professional Way, Naples, FL 34119.

“Organizations are required by law to protect sensitive information; however, most of them do not know where to begin. This workshop will provide them with the basics to develop a data privacy plan at their organization,” said Carrie Kerskie, director of Hodges’ Identity Fraud Institute.

The half-day workshop will include three sessions: “Current Cyber Threats” by Greg Scasny with CyberSecurity Defense Solutions, “Protecting the Past” by John Benkert with CPR Tools, and “Creating a Data Privacy Plan” by Thomas Rinaldi with Bond, Schoeneck and King.

Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by the program, which will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The cost to attend the workshop is $99. Individuals interested in attending can register online at Sponsorship opportunities are available and start at $500.

For additional information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Carrie Kerskie, director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University, at or (239) 598-6281.

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