Loveland, Colo., to Hold Regional Cybersecurity Summit

Northern Colorado business owners, officials and members of law enforcement organizations will gather later this month for that area’s first ever regional Cybersecurity Summit, which will be held in Loveland.

by Trevor Reid, Greeley Tribune / September 13, 2019
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(TNS) — Northern Colorado business and law enforcement will converge for the first regional Cyber Security Summit later this month in Loveland, Colo.

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce and Larimer County Sheriff’s Office will host the Cyber Security Summit on Sept. 25 at The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, in Loveland. The vendor hall opens 8 a.m., and programs will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The business community, law enforcement and the public are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $40 for members of the Chamber, $50 for non-members and special pricing for law enforcement. To purchase tickets, go to bit.ly/CyberSummitTix.

The event will include presentations from leading industry experts and a vendor hall of companies offering solutions and services relating to cyber security, according to a joint news release from the Chamber and the Sheriff’s Office.

Daniel Eliot, director of small business programs at the National Cyber Security Alliance, will be the keynote speaker. He plans to speak directly to small business threats, issues and resources. David May, Fort Collins Area Chamber President and CEO, noted in the release that 43% of cyber-attacks target small businesses.

“Cyber threats and attacks have become very common and small businesses are a likely target,” May said in the release. “It is at a critical time that we teamed up with the Sheriff’s Office and host this event.”

Other presenters will include:

Rodney Gullatte Jr. of the Small Business Development Center, a certified IT professional and ethical hacker;

Chris Calarco, an FBI special agent;

Ryan Bergsieker, a former federal cyber-crimes prosecutor.

“We recognize that cyber-crime represents one of the most significant threats to intellectual property and to the finances of businesses today,” Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said in the release.

Because cyber criminals target businesses of all sizes and launch attacks from around the globe, solving and prosecuting cyber crime is extremely difficult, Smith noted.

©2019 the Greeley Tribune (Greeley, Colo.). Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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