360 Business Forum

Cybercrimes: Why and How to Prepare for Battle

Will your business be a victim of Cybercrime this year?

Given that the FBI’s Cybercrimes Task Force predicts small businesses to be increasingly targeted by cybercriminals during 2013, this 360 Business Forum event is a must-attend. Stambaugh Ness, M&T Bank, and Webb Insurance are proud to sponsor this free seminar and webinar. CPE credits are offered.

Cybercriminals are creative, but this developing war can be won, according to M&T Bank’s Christopher Squier and Stambaugh Ness Business Solutions’ Jason Harrison who will discuss specific tools and tactics you can use in the new cyber wars.

There is value in your digital information, and the cybercriminal underworld knows it. In fact, security research firm Symantec estimates that losses stemming from cybercriminal activity in the past year will exceed $100 billion dollars  worldwide. But it’s not just major financial institutions taking the hit  –  businesses of all sizes and industries are finding themselves in the crosshairs of targeted scams. And it usually starts with something as seemingly innocuous as a link in an email.

There are numerous, proven advantages to conducting business via the Internet and the Cloud. But how safe is your valuable information and what steps can you take to ease your security concerns? Squier and Harrison will teach proactive steps you can take to thwart online thieves before they take aim at your organization. The two-hour sessions will be held in Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland beginning May 1.

Session topics will include:

  • The latest tools and tactics used by online criminal cartels to separate businesses  from their money
  • Practical, actionable advice that you can take back to your organization
  • Insight on what to do if you think your organization may  have already been a victim of online fraud

Your best weapon and first line of defense against cybercrime is education and awareness. And all it will cost is a couple of hours of your time!

Seminar and Webinar Details and Registration

Stambaugh Ness York Office
2600 Eastern Blvd, York, PA
Wednesday May 1 – AM
Register here by April 26
Stambaugh Ness York Office
2600 Eastern Blvd, York, PA
Wednesday May 1 – PM
Register here by April 26
Hanover Country Club
200 E. Water St, Abbottstown, PA
Thursday May 2 – AM
Register here by April 29
WEBINAR – 8:30 – 10:30 a.m
Tuesday May 14 – AM
Register here by May 13.

The timeline for the morning seminars is:
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Presentations

The timeline for the afternoon seminar is:
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.. – Registration
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.. – Presentations
The webinar is scheduled from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Stambaugh Ness will provide 2 hours of “other” CPE credit with no prerequisite required. You do not have to be a Stambaugh Ness client to register for any of these events,
and there is no charge to attend. You can sign up for our bi-monthly, informative eNewsletter to learn about other seminars and webinars sponsored by Stambaugh Ness.

360 BUSINESS FORUM

What challenging business issues keep you awake at night?

The 360 Business Forum is a community of business owners, entrepreneurs, financial and operational employees that has:

- Passion for lifelong learning
– Motivation to overcome the toughest business issues and
– The vision to create and sustain the business model of tomorrow.

This business forum is sponsored by Stambaugh Ness CPAs / Business Consultants and Webb Insurance.


Chris Squier – Biography

Chris Squier is the Vice President for I.S Risk for M&T Bank, one of the 20 largest commercial bank holding companies headquartered in the US. Prior to joining M&T, Chris was the Senior Information Security Advisor for Ingram Micro, the world’s largest distributor of IT solutions and services. He has spoken to hundreds of organizations across North America on the subjects of information security and risk mitigation, including the USDA in Washington DC. His goal is to help current and prospective partners understand the current state of cybercrime and to provide practical information that they can take back to their organizations to help mitigate the risk to their information assets.

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