Cyber-Security Awareness: A Workshop for Businesses

October 30, 2015 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
JMU Ice House, Room 117
127 W Bruce St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

A workshop specifically designed for small and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore practical tools and techniques that can help them assess, enhance, and maintain the security of their systems and information.


7:30     Coffee and networking
8:00    Keynote: Patricia (Pat) Toth, Project Leader for the Security Outreach and Integration Computer Security Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

How to protect your business from intentional attacks or unintentional damage by well-meaning employee
How to guard against the embarrassment, legal liability, or decreased productivity caused by security breaches
How to evaluate security tools and techniques based on your business needs

10:00     Break
10:15     Resources for Business: A panel discussion with JMU faculty on how your business can connect with student and faculty expertise for cyber-security needs.
11:00     JMU Cyber Defense Club Demonstration
11:30     Top 10 Cyber Security Threats
noon     Adjourn

1:00-5:00   If you would like a conversation with Patricia Toth about your cyber-security questions or NIST's programs, request an individual appointment by emailing Edna Reid at

Fee: $30.  Reserve your seat today.

Parking: Parking is available in the JMU Ice House lot on Bruce Street from 7:30am-1:00pm (no permit or tag needed for this morning!) Additional public parking is open in the upper lot (near Water Street) or in the Water Street Parking Deck.

Brought to you by

JMU ISAT              SVSBDC              SVTC

with the support of


This workshop is a part of NIST's outreach program and is designed to make NIST resources more accessible to the small business, arming owners and managers with specific techniques to improve their Information Security practices.  For additional information about NIST and the small business community see