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Detroit Regional Chamber Joins U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Campaign to Increase Cybersecurity

Cyber threats are increasing in frequency, scale and sophistication, and businesses are vulnerable to a wide range of risk. To help protect small and medium-sized businesses that are increasingly the victims of malicious attacks, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Detroit Regional Chamber are partnering on the 2016 Cybersecurity Conference that will be held on March 10 at the Detroit Golf Club. Additional partners of the event include the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The daylong Conference will focus on bringing awareness to cyber threats and giving businesses tools to prevent attacks.

Former House Intelligence Chair, Mike Rogers, to Deliver Morning Keynote

Mike Rogers 2Former House Intelligence Chair Mike Rogers (R-Brighton) will deliver a keynote address. Serving seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rogers chaired the powerful House Intelligence Committee and built a legacy as a tireless and effective leader on cybersecurity, counterterrorism and national security policy. Drawing on his more than 10 years working on some of the nation’s most sensitive issues, Rogers remains at the center of the national dialogue.

Currently, Rogers is the host of nationally-syndicated “Something to Think About with Mike Rogers” on Westwood One, as well as a CNN national security contributor and a regular in major print outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press.

The Conference will bring together national and top experts from government, law enforcement and the private sector to cover topics that will help business owners combat cyber threats. Small, medium and large-sized businesses in Southeast Michigan can benefit from attending the Conference and will learn best practices to secure their organization from hackers.

A main focus of the event will be the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework released by the White House in February 2014. The framework assesses a business’s current cybersecurity state, taking into account their customers, clients and suppliers. Experts will discuss best practices to assist early adapters of the NIST framework to better understand it, give business owners tools and tips for strengthening cybersecurity programs, and explore ways for businesses to communicate these practices with their supply chain partners.

To see some easy ways to prevent computer hacking, check out the Chamber’s Seven Ways to Prevent Computer Hacking.

Below are some resources from the U.S. Chamber to help businesses improve cyber risk management, report cyber incidents and stay engaged:

To register for the 2016 Cybersecurity Conference and improve the state of your businesses security in the new year, please visit www.detroitchamber.com/cybersecurity-conference.