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2017 Federal Contracting Requirements (Cybersecurity Compliance)

• Will your business be in compliance against cyber attacks by December 2017?

• Are you aware of the Federal Contracting requirements on data security?

• Are you aware of no-cost resources to help with cyber compliance?

Come and learn how to become compliant with requirements to do business with the federal government and protect your business from data breaches. Hear from experts in Federal contracting, cybersecurity, and resource partners. Handouts, developed by the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) will be provided as a compliance guide.

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Place: UTSA Downtown Campus
Buena Vista Bldg. Rm. 1.338

Sponsored/Hosted by: UTSA SBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Supplier Vendor Network Breakfast

Supplier Vendor Network Breakfast

SPEAKER & SPONSOR: SPURS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
 Apr 13, 2016 8:00 AM
 4/12/2016 6:00 PM (CDT) – 100 places remaining
UTSA-PTAC (210) 458-2458
UTSA PTAC (DLA)
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AT&T Center 1 AT&T Center, San Antonio TX 78219

Cybersecurity For Small Business

Information protection and security is vital to the sustainability and success of small business and the national economy.  As advocates and resource partners for the business community and service providers for the federal government, it is our role to educate and assist with federal contracting compliance guidelines and information security awareness.  More than two thirds of all small businesses report that are dependent on the internet for day-to-day activities.  Yet, according to the National Cybersecurity Alliance, most small businesses don’t do enough to protect themselves online.  Twenty percent of small businesses don’t have or use anti-virus software.  Sixty percent don’t use any encryption on their wireless networks, and fewer than 30% have a security plan in place.  This program is designed to provide awareness through training, one-on-one assistance with cybersecurity action plan development and implementation working with other UTSA specialty centers on cybersecurity.

Items of consideration when developing your system security plan:

  • What information does your business collect?
  • How do you store the information?
  • Who has access to the information?
  • How do you protect your business data?
  • What steps are you taking to secure your computers, network, email and other tools?

 

Want to know what you can do today to decrease your risk from cybersecurity threats? Click Here

 

TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

Small Business Administration
Cyber Security for Small Business will help you learn more about the security principles you should keep in mind when online, as well as the ways you can protect your information and networks in case of a cyberattack. For in-person assistance, visit your local SBA office or mentor.

Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its partners have established a Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community (C3) Voluntary Program to help educate business owners about cybersecurity. The C3 Voluntary Program Toolkit for Small and Midsize Businesses contains resources to help your business recognize and address cybersecurity risks, including Fact Sheets for Startups and Leadership and a Hands-On Resources Guide. Learn more at https://www.us-cert.gov/ccubedvp/getting-started-smb.

The Cyber Resilience Review Assessment Tool evaluates ten domains including risk management, incident management, service continuity, and may be conducted as a self-assessment or as an in-person, facilitated assessment. Developed by DHS, this no-cost, voluntary tool helps businesses assess their information technology resilience. For more information, visit https://www.us-cert.gov/ccubedvp/self-service-crr.

Cybersecurity Advisors or CSAs are regionally-located DHS personnel who offer immediate and sustained cybersecurity assistance to prepare and protect organizations, including small and mid-sized businesses. Services include on-site meetings to answer questions, exchange information and address concerns about cybersecurity; educational and awareness briefings; and assessments, including a full-day, expert-led a Cyber Resilience Review (CRR) evaluation that assess cybersecurity management practices. For more information about CSAs, please email cyberadvisor@hq.dhs.gov (link sends e-mail).

Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in collaboration with other government agencies and industry leaders, created the Small Biz Cyber Planner – an easy-to-use, free online tool that will help you create a customized planning guide to protect your business from cybersecurity threats. Learn more at www.fcc.gov/cyberplanner

Local Resources
This collection of resources from various levels of government can help small and midsize businesses recognize and address their cybersecurity risks.
Access resources in your area.

ADDITIONAL LINKS AND ARTICLES…
Small Business Tip Card
FCC Ten Cybersecurity Tips for Small Business
Cyber Exposures of Small and Midsize Businesses – A Digital Pandemic
New Survey Shows U.S. Small Business Owners Not Concerned About Cybersecurity; Majority Have No Policies or Contingency Plans
National Cyber Security Alliance

TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION

Services include idea evaluation for patent protection, advising on intellectual property protection, advising on business plans, and capital investment, business development advising, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), and Small Technology Transfer Research (STTR) assistance.