Computer Security for Small Businesses
presented by Allan Lam
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

This program is targeted to small businesses who want to be sure their computers and network are safe from hackers and other hazards on the Internet.

Cyber criminals targets smaller businesses because they know they have fewer resources and defensive controls than large enterprise.
Usually these cyber criminals are focused on stealing money from small businesses and not as much in larger company’s customer list databases, intellectual capital, and/or computing resources. Thus, this program is targeted for small businesses to gain addition methods to assess their risk profile and thresholds, better awareness of online threats to their computers and processes from hazards on the Internet, and in turn protect their customers.  In addition to information security best practices and awareness; it is also recommended to visit Stay Safe Online
(http://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/) for up-to-date information and references.

Allan Lam has worked in information technology field for the past 15 years; of that has spent the last 10 years focused on enterprise information security. He currently serves as a Senior Security Analyst for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and previously as a Senior Security Engineer for both RSA and EMC. He lends his technical expertise and risk management disciplines on examining and implementing assistive technologies to sophisticated security architectures to service management solutions. In addition to establishing the information risk and security policy framework for HMH, Allan also guided the deployment of several security management systems and led the development of business supporting technology initiatives. His expertise covers a diverse range of capabilities and interests but he is particularly passionate about user awareness of risk management of information technology.