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EDC to offer free cybersecurity workshop

Submitted by the San Juan Economic Development Council

Cybersecurity is not just for large businesses, small and mid-sized businesses are targeted just as frequently by cyber-crooks. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a free workshop on Cybersecurity for Business from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., Feb 8 on Orcas Island, sponsored by Island Market. Advance registration is required.

Noted management consultant and author Mike Sanders will provide important tips to work more securely on the internet and to protect your company’s valuable information and financial assets against online fraud and other cyber crimes. Topics will include creating better passwords, protection of data including customer data, identifying phishing, spotting cyber criminals online, basic cyber-protection and discussion of the evolvement and types of cyber crimes. The hour includes a fun quiz and an open discussion at the end.

When: 9:15-10:15 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8

Where: Downstairs at Russell’s Landing on Orcas Island (next to the ferry dock)free,

Cost: Free, advance registration is required at https://orcascybersecurity.eventbrite.com

Contact: 378-2906, info@sanjuansedc.org.

The EDC thanks Island Market, San Juan County government, our ports, the Town of Friday Harbor, Heritage Bank, Islanders Bank and the Department of Commerce for their support of this workshop.

The San Juan County Economic Development Council strives to strengthen and diversify the economy of San Juan County. We believe a strong economy builds a strong community. The EDC works to build an environment that helps business owners create jobs. We serve business: linking organizations and resources, providing valuable information, rendering assistance and advocating for an improved island business environment.