Cyber Hygiene Practices to Protect Your Business (Covington MFG Growth Mtg)


Thu Nov 03 2022 at 11:30 am to 01:30 pm


GPTC - Newton D Campus – Covington | Covington, GA

Manufacturing Growth Educational Series* Location: 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, GA 30014. Lunch is included in the ticket price.
About this Event

Cyber Hygiene Practices to Protect Your Business

In today’s world, it is not a question of if your business will be attacked by cyber criminals, but when. Over the past few years, many manufacturers have changed their processes and equipment rapidly to react to the ongoing upsets of the pandemic, supply chain problems, and the labor shortage. Smart devices, data collection sensors, at-home workstations, cloud-based storage, and other technologies can prove to be great tools for your business - however - they can also create vulnerabilities if not properly deployed or maintained.

Join us for a lunch-n-learn event to:

  • Better understand the tools needed to help protect against cyber attacks and how they work: firewalls, antivirus software, backups, etc.
  • Learn how putting policies and procedures in place related to hiring and firing, technology use, and other aspects of your business are critical to keeping your data safe.
  • Understand how to audit vulnerabilities and find the right solutions for your business’ needs.
  • Discover best practices in cyber hygiene that can mitigate risk throughout the organization including the production floor, the front office, and remote workers.

Event includes lunch, networking, presentation, and Q&A.

Speaker Information: 

Michael Barker, GaMEP Project Manager, Cybersecurity, Strategy and Leadership Development

Michael Barker works to help manufacturers understand cybersecurity and how to improve their overall cyber hygiene and resiliency. He also assists manufacturers who need to certify to DoD CMMC 2.0 requirements. Michael comes to GaMEP with more than 20 years of experience in network, information, and operational security.

He has an M.S. in Information Security Management. a Graduate Certificate in Information Security Analysis from the University of Fairfax, and a B. in Nuclear Engineering from Georgia Tech. Michael is currently pursuing a DScIT in Information Technology / Cybersecurity from Middle Georgia State University.

*This quarterly lunch-n-learn educational series will deliver actionable tips and tools of the trade specifically designed to help Georgia Manufacturers grow their business.


Where is it happening?

GPTC - Newton D Campus – Covington, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 20.00 to USD 25.00

Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership - Gamep at Georgia Tech

Host or Publisher Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership - Gamep at Georgia Tech

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