This event is free to attend!

Whether you’re a large Fortune 500 company or a small business, the threat of hackers or scammers lifting sensitive data from our organizations is on top of everyone’s mind.

IBM estimates businesses are attacked an average of 16,856 times a year. That’s 46 attacks every business has to deal with every day — or nearly two attacks an hour.

Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District has once again assembled a team of experts to address how to protect your computer network, digital files as well as the physical security of your company’s data. Learn how you can protect your organization’s data and keep the trust of your clients and customers.

Expert panelists include:

• Columbus City Council Member, Michael Stinziano, who chairs the Technology Committee, will offer opening remarks.

• Nicholas Hinsch, CEO of eVAL, will offer tips to protect your business and discuss how businesses can develop a secure computer network. eVAL specializes in Information Security and Networking solutions.

• Nicole Walker, director of External Affair with AT&T, will provide tips regarding identity theft, email fraud, free security apps, and safeguarding personal information. AT&T provides consumer and business communications backed by innovative security & customer support capabilities.

• Blair Staud, vice president of Ohio Support Services, will offer advice on property security and pre-employment screening. Ohio Support Services provides commercial security programs and personnel to help prevent losses and protect company assets.

• David Wilson, an attorney with Kegler Brown, will discuss the legal implications of how companies collect data, the obligations related to how they can use it and the consequences of storing, transmitting and analyzing that data. Kegler Brown provides a practical and comprehensive legal and business approach for dealing with information security and privacy law issues in companies’ business operations.

For additional questions, please reach out to the director of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District, Michelle Chippas.