SBDC to train small businesses about cyber threats

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WV SBDC) is launching a cybersecurity initiative to train small businesses to defend themselves against the growing risk of cyber threat.

“Cyber intrusion is a big threat to all small businesses, from coffee shops to industrial manufacturers,” said WV SBDC Director Erika Bailey. “That is why WV SBDC has joined with Advantage Technology to provide a free cyber security training workshop.”

Business owners can sign up for one of three workshops presented around the Mountain State in July. WV SBDC strongly recommends advance registration as space is limited. To register, visit www.wvsbdc.com, click Training Calendar and search for the date or location of your choice.

“Cybersecurity workshop attendees will get fundamental knowledge and gain valuable situational awareness in the ever-changing landscape of cybercrime,” said Chris May of Advantage Technology.

The workshops are:

Tuesday, July 10: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Shepherd University Martinsburg Center, Martinsburg;

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