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101 Series: Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Startups

In today’s digital age, cybersecurity has become a crucial aspect of any business. Cyberattacks are a common threat that can result in significant financial and reputational damage, which can be especially devastating for small businesses.

Startups face many of the same cyber threats as large institutions that can quickly unravel a company, and are increasingly becoming a target for cyber attacks due to their limited resources and lack of experience with cybersecurity.

With limited resources, startups need to be extremely strategic in allocating their limited resources to defend their platforms, since they work with much smaller teams and funding.


We will cover topics like:

  • Identifying critical cybersecurity risks for your startups: Startups can reduce cybersecurity risks by implementing strong security policies and procedures, providing regular employee training, and staying up-to-date on the latest security threats and trends. Find out if your current cybersecurity strategy needs adjustment, and what potential threats your business can prepare for as you scale.
  • Understanding common cybersecurity protection solutions: From analyzing potential vulnerabilities in software, to keeping malicious software at bay and implementing data protection measures, there are many ways to mitigate and address cybersecurity issues.  A strong handle on cybersecurity fundamentals can inspire trust in stakeholders, investors and customers, thereby boosting the company’s reputation and latitude for success.
  • Building a foundational cybersecurity program for your startup: By educating and engaging employees, establishing clear policies and procedures, and regularly monitoring and evaluating your program, you can create a culture of cybersecurity awareness that helps to safeguard your startup’s sensitive information and assets. Protect your startup from the headache of costly legal fees, fines and data recovery measures by developing a comprehensive cybersecurity plan.

If you are a startup founder or technical leader that would like to understand cybersecurity fundamentals, potential risks related to your business, and how to mitigate them, this is the session for you!

This event is brought to you by CybIQsJones DesLauriers, and Innovation Factory.

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May 18 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Innovation Factory
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