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The Human Service Chamber and GBQ Team Up for Cybersecurity Workshops

The Human Service Chamber of Franklin County is excited to announce its collaboration with GBQ, a cybersecurity expert. GBQ will present a series of essential workshops that aim to safeguard nonprofit organizations in today’s digital landscape. The main objective is to strengthen the resilience and capacity of the nonprofit sector in Franklin County. These workshops will provide nonprofit organizations with practical expertise and valuable insights, enabling them to secure their digital assets and create a safer and more secure environment.

GBQ is providing advisory services for HSC members who have questions or concerns related to cybersecurity as well as a library of tools, templates, and sample policies for member agencies to utilize. Please contact Bhumika Patel by email to access these resources.

Session 1: Unlocking Success: Implementing Security Controls

Date: 10/10/2023

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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  • Rob Pyles, Director of Information Technology Services, GBQ
  • Doug Davidson, Director of Information Technology Services, GBQ

Description: Did you know that within a few hours, it’s possible for cybercriminals to create a detailed profile of your business and its weaknesses? Digital attacks can expose your company to an array of security, brand, and compliance risks. Are you taking the proper steps to secure your digital footprint, personally and professionally?

Join the conversation as GBQ Information Technology Director Rob Pyles walks through the crucial security controls nonprofit organizations of any size should implement, including:

  • Ransomware protection
  • Business email compromise
  • Typical cyber threats

Session 2: Securing Today: Cybersecurity Risk Management

Date: 10/18/2023

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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  • Doug Davidson, Director of Information Technology Services, GBQ
  • Laurence Jones, President & Co-Founder, CyberSure LLC

Description: Cybersecurity risk management plays a pivotal role in the comprehensive risk management framework of any organization.

Elevate your understanding joining GBQ Information Technology Director Doug Davidson and CyberSure LLC President Laurence Jones as they delve into the optimal strategies for safeguarding your business against cyber threats in today’s digital landscape. Discussion topics include:

  • Cybersecurity risk management considerations
  • The significance of cyber liability insurance
  • Efficient inventory and asset management
  • Thorough evaluations of compliance obligations

Session 3: Cracking the Code: Cybersecurity Audits and Security Tests Unleashed

Date: 11/14/2023

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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  • Ray Tefft, Senior Manager of Cybersecurity, GBQ
  • Eric Mason, Senior Security Analyst, GBQ

Description: In an era where digital threats are constantly evolving, securing your organization has never been more critical. Utilizing assessment tools to assess an organization’s security offers efficiency, accuracy, scalability, and the ability to prioritize and address vulnerabilities effectively.

You’re invited to join GBQ Cybersecurity Senior Manager Ray Tefft and Senior Security Analyst Eric Mason as they unlock the secrets to measuring and monitoring risk, cyber health, and vulnerability. Discussion topics include:

  • Evaluate security controls with penetration testing
  • Analyze the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices

Session 4: Empowering Your Cybersecurity: Navigating Self-Assessment Tools and Providers

Date: 12/13/2023

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Presenter: John Stuart, Senior Cybersecurity Analyst, GBQ

Description: In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, safeguarding your organization against cyber threats is paramount. Luckily, there are tools and resources for self-assessment.

Empower your organization’s cybersecurity by joining GBQ Senior Cybersecurity Analyst John Stuart, as he provides you with the knowledge to conduct your own self-assessment as well as make informed decisions about assessing and enhancing your cybersecurity measures. Discussion topics include:

  • National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST)
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • CIS Controls
  • Penetration Testing Tools

Session 5: Balancing Privacy and Compliance: Managing Information Assets

Date: 1/24/2024

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Presenter: Doug Davidson, Director of Information Technology Services, GBQ

Description: Navigating the complex digital landscape of privacy regulations and compliance requirements while effectively managing their valuable information assets can be taxing. 

Whether you’re responsible for compliance, data governance, or information security, join GBQ Information Technology Director Doug Davidson as he discusses the paramount intersection of privacy and stewardship. Discussion topics include:

  • HIPAA’s privacy rule
  • HIPAA’s security rules

Session 6: Successfully Managing Third-Party Cyber Risk Management

Date: 2/22/2024

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Presenter: Doug Davidson, Director of Information Technology Services, GBQ

Description: Organizations rely heavily on their third parties for improved profitability, faster time to market, competitive advantage and decreased costs. However, third-party relationships come with multiple risks. In fact, third-party vendors are one of the leading causes of security incidents.

You’re invited to hear from GBQ Information Technology Director Doug Davidson for a discussion on how to manage and assess third-party vendors in an effort to eliminate strategic, regulatory, information security and financial risks within your organization. Additional topics to be discussed include:

  • Third-party cyber and compliance risks
  • Defining your critical vendors
  • Assessing your vendor risk
  • Ongoing management and monitoring