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ISBDC Announces Free Cyberattack Prevention Seminar

[Monday, April 2, 2018]

Get tips on how to start a new business or learn how to protect your business from cyberattacks at two separate seminars offered by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at McHenry County College.

Protect Your Business From Cyberattacks, a free event sponsored by Microsoft, will take place from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, April 19. Cybersecurity is critically important to every business. Yet statistics show that 66 percent of small- and medium-sized businesses will close within a year after an attack. This event provides small business owners with deeper insight into: the new wave cybercriminals, sophisticated black hats who operate like a well-run business, cybercriminals that can completely disrupt and harm your organization, and five ways to defend yourself from insidious threats. In addition, participants will receive a complimentary risk assessment. A complimentary breakfast is included. The seminar is free of charge, but registration is required. Deadline to register is April 16. Use course code: NBD S44 001 when registering.

This seminars take place at the McHenry County College Shah Center, located at 4100 W. Shamrock Lane in McHenry, near Centegra Hospital.  To register, contact (815) 455-8588 or register online at For more information, contact the Illinois Small Business Development Center at (815) 455-6098. Visit to view more course and seminar listings.


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