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SCORE-Staten Island Webinar Sept. 21 to Feature Small-Business Cybersecurity Requirements

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2020) – An upcoming Zoom webinar will focus on “How To Implement Cybersecurity Requirements for Small Businesses.” The workshop, sponsored by SCORE-Staten Island and the Independent Association of Accountants of Staten Island, will take place Monday, Sept. 21, noon to 2 p.m.

“All business types will benefit from attending this ZOOM Webinar. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to protect their most important asset – their business data – as well as develop a written security plan,” said  Doreen M. Inserra, certified public accountant andcertified government financial manager, who will conduct the seminar. Information technology expert Mike Bloomfield of Tekie Geek LLC will additionally present a ransomware-attack demonstration, illustrating a threatening scenario any business could encounter.

BEWARE FINES

The federal government and state agencies are becoming more aggressive in implementing cybersecurity requirements for small businesses. The New York State Attorney General’s Office can impose injunctive relief and civil penalties of up to $5,000 per incident.

This affects all businesses serving New York state residents, including, but not limited to, start-ups and established businesses, such as not-for-profits, retail operations, wholesale enterprises, and those in service industries, such as tax practitioners, and others.

During the webinar, a template modeled under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be provided as a resource that may be utilized in businesses and practices.

EDUCATION CREDITS

The webinar is offered free of charge. However, for qualified attendees, two-hour CE/CPE credits are available for a nonrefundable $30 cost.

At registration, tax practitioners must provide their PTIN, and CPA’s must provide their CPA License Number. A certificate will only be issued to attendees after submitting an evaluation and sign-off at the end of the program.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Click here to: Register for the webinar ONLY

Click here to: Register for the webinar and two CE/CPE CREDITS

Please call SCORE-Staten Island at 718-727-1221 if you need any additional information.

About SCORE-Staten Island

SCORE-Staten Island is dedicated to fostering a vibrant small-business community within its New York City borough by providing cost-free education and confidential mentoring to both aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Headquartered at 950 West Fingerboard Road, Grasmere, in the iconic Staten Island Advance/SILive.com Building, the organization is Chapter 476 of the nationwide SCORE, a nonprofit association. A resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the SBA. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, SCORE-Staten Island may be visited at https://statenisland.score.org; telephoned at 718-727-1221; emailed at info@SCORESI.org, and visited on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SCOREStatenIsland) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/score-mentors-staten-island).

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