Cybersecurity 101 for SMEs with remote workers


Tuesday April 7, 2020
6:00 am - 7:00 am


Virtual Workshop
Event Category

Remote working has become a reality for millions of workers overnight. Employees across most industries are now accessing employer networks and sensitive data on a regular basis.

COVID-19 has resulted in a substantial increase in cyber attacks and fraudulent activities which pose risks to our homes and remote workplaces.

The stakes are high: employers are under already under great financial strain as they adjust to the new realities of our economy. A data breach or compromised network can result in a financial loss, damage to company reputation, loss of time and resources and potentially loss of clients.

In this online workshop, SME owners and managers will learn:

  • Fundamental principles and practical tips for keeping data secure
  • How to establish accountability when employees are working remotely
  • How to create a cybersecurity policy and standard operating procedure
  • Tips for developing effective training and awareness campaigns
  • How to create “defensible” documentation to demonstrate due care and diligence
  • How to create a clear process/program for reporting attempted or actual breaches
  • Common and COVID-19 specific cyber scams and threats
  • Effective password management practices and tools and multifactor authentication

This workshop will also provide an overview of VPN and Wi-Fi access, firewalls, anti-virus, and file sharing, as well as free and/or inexpensive tools and resources for SMEs with remote workers.

Intended Audience(s): 

  • SME owners and managers
  • HR professionals