Chamber to hold cyber security seminar Feb. 27


A cyberattack is a deliberate attack on computer devices and technology-dependent networks. These attacks use malicious code to alter computer code, logic or data. Many times the cyber-attacker demands payment for data retrieval. A cyber-attack always results in the disruption of business.

The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a cybersecurity seminar Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Chamber offices. Check-in is 9:15 a.m. and the seminar program runs from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Seminar speakers are Paul Seldes, NTB Group and Major Eric Flowers, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, and Penny Chandler, Chamber President/CEO.

Paul Seldes is an experienced emergency management and homeland security professional planner, consultant, strategist, trainer and developer. He has 30 years of experience in the public safety, emergency management, technology, and financial industries.

Eric Flowers began his career with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in 2003. Among his academic credentials Eric is a graduate of the 270th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy program. He has extensive background with Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and now in his current role as the Major of the Bureau of Administration.

Penny Chandler is the President/CEO of the Chamber. In recent months the Chamber was the subject of a cyberattack. Chandler will share the Chamber’s experience and measures the Chamber took when deciding not to pay ransom.

Around the world businesses of every size are vulnerable to online terrorism. Small businesses find themselves in unchartered territory as cyberattacks are the new business crime.

The WannaCry ransomware attack was a May 2017 worldwide cyberattack by the WannaCry ransomware cryptoworm, which targeted computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system by encrypting data and demanding ransom payments in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

The seminar is $20 for Chamber members; $50 for non-members. Reservations are required. Call 772-567-3491 to reserve a seat.

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