The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce and Larimer County Sheriff’s Office are proud to partner together and host the first ever regional Cyber Security Summit on September 25 at The Ranch Events Complex, First National Bank, North Exhibition Hall in Loveland. The vendor hall will open at 8 a.m. and the program is schedule from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event was established to create a greater awareness of cyber threats and bring together the best resources to combat and protect valuable information and assets. The business community, law enforcement and the public are encouraged to attend and can expect presentations from leading industry experts and a vendor hall with companies offering solutions and services. Click here for full agenda.
The keynote speaker selected for the summit is Daniel Eliot with the National Cyber Security Alliance, who plans on speaking directly to small business threats, issues and resources. Other presenters include: Rodney Gullatte Jr., Small Business Development Center, Certified IT Professional & Ethical Hacker; Chris Calarco, FBI Special Agent; and Ryan Bergsieker, former federal cybercrimes prosecutor.
“Cyber threats and attacks have become very common and small businesses are a likely target,” said David May, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, who cites 43% of cyber-attacks target small business. “It is at a critical time that we teamed up with the Sheriff’s Office and host this event. Business of all sizes and individuals should be mindful and dedicate time to be proactive with cyber security.”
Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith is eager for this opportunity and explained, “We recognize that cyber-crime represents one of the most significant threats to intellectual property and to the finances of businesses today. Cyber criminals target businesses of all sizes and launch their attacks from around the globe. These factors make cyber-crime extremely difficult to solve and prosecute. The best defense to cyber-crime losses is a strong offense. We’ve joined with the Ft. Collins Chamber of Commerce to help bring local businesses information that we believe is critical to protecting your organization from becoming a victim.”
Event tickets are $40 for Chamber members, $50 for non-members and special pricing for law enforcement. Tickets can be purchased here. For vendor booths, sponsorship opportunities and additional information call Chamber Events Coordinator, Heather Emory at 970-482-3746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.