Now that you’ve completed the cybersecurity Q&A course, we’ll help you take an in-depth look at your business’ cybersecurity needs.

Upcoming sessions

The MU Extension Business Development Program (BDP) and the Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) offer no- or low-cost general small business consulting, financial planning, strategic planning and market research. The MU BDP, the Missouri SBDCs and our trusted statewide partners are ready to help you understand and implement cybersecurity best practices. 

If you need immediate help with a cybersecurity audit, training staff or a creating recovery plan, please contact our content partners

 

Various locations

Classes added regularly. Check back soon for more.

Columbia, MO
7 Critical Cybersecurity Protections Every Business Must Have in Place NOW

You’ll discover: When you get hacked – and it’s inevitable that you will – what should you have in place now to truly minimize the damages and downtime to a minor inconvenience? The #1 security threat to your business that antivirus, firewalls and other security protocols are defenseless against, and what you can easily do to minimize the risk. A SHOCKING truth about bank fraud that most businesses don’t know about that could (literally) wipe out your bank account. Why firewalls and antivirus software give you a false sense of security – and what it REALLY takes to protect your organization against new threats and today’s sophisticated cybercrime rings.

Lunch is provided

Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: REDI, 500 E Walnut Street, Columbia, MO 65201-4435
Contact: Mark Christian, christianma@missouri.edu, 573-884-7667

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Kansas City, MO
Cybersecurity Workshop Training

Workshop objectives: The primary purpose of our one-day 8-hour workshop is to ensure that small businesses are aware of the cybersecurity requirements mandated under Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) Subpart 204.73. We will focus on understanding the risks associated with safeguarding controlled unclassified DoD Information.

  • Date: August 6
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $0
  • Location: 11832 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO
  • Contact: Michelle Cunningham, cunninghammic@umkc.edu
    816-235-2891

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Ferguson, MO
Small Business, Big Threats: How exposed is your business to Cyber Attracks?

This class discusses the realities of cyber risk and the need for cyber security. You will uncover the cyber threats that exist, explore basic best practices and review scenarios and examples to help you protect you and your business.

Date: September 10
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: SBA/Urban League Small Business Empowerment Alliance, 9420 West Florissant Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63136
Contact: Lynette Oliver, beckld@umsystem.edu, 314-405-8400

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St. Louis
Small Business, Big Threats: How exposed is your business to cyber attacks?

This class discusses the realities of cyber risk and the need for cyber security. You will uncover the cyber threats that exist, explore basic best practices and review scenarios and examples to help you protect you and your business.

Date: September 11
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $0
Location: St. Louis City Public Library, 1301 Olive Street
Contact: 314-241-2288

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Can’t make it to one of our training events? Learn from cybersecurity and small business industry leaders in this webinar.