Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and voice for America's 33 million small businesses in President Biden's Cabinet, announced that the agency will host a free, virtual National Cyber Summit on Oct. 26, 2022. This cybersecurity forum, a first for the agency, will help introduce American small businesses to tools, tips, and resources to bolster their cybersecurity infrastructure in addition to exploring new trends and challenges entrepreneurs are increasingly facing.
"America's small businesses are pivoting to digital technologies and online strategies at historic rates to reach new customers and improve operational efficiencies, but that pivot has also exposed them to significant new threats from cyberattacks,” said SBA Administrator Guzman. “Our SBA team has mobilized to support them against these potentially disruptive threats with cybersecurity resources and trainings across our resource partner networks, as well as through our recently launched Small Business Digital Alliance. Launching the SBA’s first annual Cybersecurity Summit will help us build on that work and ensure America's 33 million small businesses and innovative startups can pivot safely online and grow resilient businesses."
AGENDA (all times EDT and tentative)
N oon - Welcome
1 2:15 PM - Small Business Roundtable
1 2:35 PM - SBA Administrator and Microsoft President Executive Exchange
1 2:55 PM - Small Business Development Center Directors
1 :20 PM - Cyber Attack! What Now?
1 :50 PM - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
2 :20 PM - State Government Champions
2 :50 PM - SBA Digital Alliance technologist panel
3 :20 PM - Regional Cyber Hub profile: Georgia Cyber Center
3 :40 PM - Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Updates
3 :50 PM - National Cybersecurity Priorities
4 :05 PM - SBA Leadership Roundtable
4 :45 PM - Resource Sharing and Closing Session