SBA Cyber Summit 2023 (each Wednesday in October)

Hosted by

U.S. Small Business Administration

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Attention, small business owners! Safeguarding your business against cyber threats is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Join us at the SBA Cyber Summit, where industry leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs converge to empower you with the knowledge and tools to protect your business from evolving digital risks. Get ready for an immersive experience that will transform the way you approach cybersecurity!

1. The Cybersecurity Landscape:

Did you know that small businesses are a prime target for cyberattacks? In fact, a staggering 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses (source: Verizon). This summit is your chance to take a proactive stance against these threats and secure your business for success.

2. Expert Insights and Actionable Strategies:

Imagine gaining direct access to leading cybersecurity experts and industry insiders who will share cutting-edge insights and practical strategies to fortify your digital defenses. Discover the latest trends, best practices, and real-world case studies that will empower you to navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape with confidence.

3. Interactive Workshops and Demonstrations:

Prepare to dive deep into the world of cybersecurity through engaging workshops and live demonstrations. From understanding common vulnerabilities to implementing effective security measures, you’ll gain hands-on experience that can be immediately applied to your business. Walk away with a customized cybersecurity roadmap tailored to your unique needs.

4. Networking Opportunities:

Connect with fellow small business owners who share your cybersecurity concerns and challenges. Forge valuable connections, exchange ideas, and tap into a supportive community that understands the importance of protecting your digital assets. Collaboration and shared knowledge are key in the fight against cyber threats.

5. Emerging Technologies and Solutions:

Stay ahead of the curve by exploring the latest cybersecurity technologies and solutions showcased by our exhibitors. Discover innovative tools, software, and services designed to enhance your cybersecurity posture. Gain a competitive edge and equip your business with state-of-the-art defenses.

6. Inspiring Keynote Speakers:

Prepare to be inspired by influential keynote speakers who have conquered the cybersecurity battlefield. Their stories of resilience, innovation, and triumph will motivate you to proactively protect your business and adapt to the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. Get ready to embrace a new mindset of cybersecurity excellence.

7. Accessible and Affordable Solutions:

We understand that cybersecurity can seem overwhelming, especially for small businesses with limited resources. That’s why our summit focuses on delivering practical, cost-effective solutions that are accessible to all. Leave with a clear understanding of how to prioritize your cybersecurity investments and maximize protection within your budget.

Don’t let cyber threats compromise your small business’s potential for growth and success. Join us at the SBA Cyber Summit, where you’ll gain the knowledge, strategies, and connections needed to navigate the digital landscape with confidence. From interactive workshops to inspiring keynote speakers, this summit offers an immersive experience that will empower you to unleash the power of cybersecurity. Secure your spot today and become a cybersecurity champion for your small business!

Remember, in the digital age, cybersecurity is not a luxury, but a strategic imperative for sustainable growth. Take action now and protect what matters most – your business. Register today and be a part of this transformative cybersecurity summit for small businesses!

AGENDA (Noon – 4PM Eastern each day)

October 4

Welcome featuring SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and Associate Administrator Mark Madrid

White House Office of the National Cyber Director highlights the role of small business in the National Cybersecurity Security Strategy

Small Business Situation Room: Cracking the Code – Demystifying Cybersecurity for Non-Technical Professionals

[Spanish Language] Cybersecurity Bootcamp: Essential Strategies for Small Business Owners

October 11

Building Fortresses: Fortifying Your Small Business Against Cyberattacks (Small Business Development Centers cyber experts including North Star for Small Business)

Unmasking the Cyber Threat Landscape: Insights from the Frontlines (leading state government officials outline rising regional threats and cyber hubs partnering with small businesses)

Small Business Situation Room: Hackers Exposed- Learning from Real-Life Breach Stories

Threat Intelligence Unveiled: Proactive Measures for Small Businesses

October 18

Cybersecurity Innovations: Unleashing the Power of Cutting-Edge Technologies hosted by Business Forward and the Small Business Digital Alliance

Small Business Situation Room: What’s Next … A Ransomware Scenario

Cybersecurity Compliance: Meeting Regulatory Requirements for Small Businesses (including Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification)

October 25

Cyber Insurance Unveiled: Protecting Your Business from Financial Fallout

The Human Factor: Educating Employees to Become Your First Line of Defense

Shielding Your Data: Best Practices for Small Business Data Protection

Beyond Passwords: Exploring Advanced Authentication and Access Control Methods

Staying Ahead of the Game: Anticipating Emerging Cybersecurity Threats

From Ransomware to Resilience: Strategies for Rapid Recovery and Business Continuity (Federal Roundtable including CISA, NIST, and FBI)


Isabella Casillas Guzman, SBA Administrator

Dilawar Syed, SBA Deputy Administrator

Mark Madrid, SBA Associate Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development

Drenan Dudley, White House Office of the National Cyber Director – Assistant National Cyber Director

Jen Easterly, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Yvette T. Collazo, SBA Deputy Associate Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development

Aikta Marcoulier, SBA Regional Administrator

Vint Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist (“Father of the Internet”)

Farooq A. Mitha, Department of Defense Director for Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)

Derrick Davis, Department of Defense Director for Industrial Cyber Security (OSBP)

Kelvin Moore, SBA Chief Information Security Officer

Ying McGuire, CEO of Minority Supplier Development Council

Jacob Blacksten, Delaware Small Business Development Center Digital Solutions Manager

Earl Gregorich, Greenville Area Small Business Development Centers Area Manager

Vincent Rendony, UTSA SBDC Center for Government Contracting Project Manager

Sergio Alvares, Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) Statewide Advisor, Strategic Projects

Scott Taber, Michigan Small Business Development Center Cybersecurity Awareness Program Specialist

Craig Newmark, Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Maria Shelton, CEO of Ardian Technologies Inc.

Nathalie Molina Niño, Known Holdings

Jason Geissler, Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship Data Manager

Ashely Podhradsky DSc, Dakota State University VP Research and Economic Development

Kelly Perdew, Managing General Partner for Moonshots Capital

Blake Hall, CEO of Inc

Jack Bienko, SBA Cybersecurity Education Director

Small Business Digital Alliance Members


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