Wilkes University

November

The Family Business Alliance of Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington Scranton Present Cybersecurity Panel Discussion on Nov. 16

The Family Business Alliance of Wilkes University and Penn State Worthington Scranton presents a panel discussion on cybersecurity threats, trends and remedies. Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 in room 231 of Wilkes University’s University Center on Main, 169 S. Main St. The event is free, but registration is required.

The session examines the current cybersecurity landscape with an overview of practical cyber risk mitigation strategies. Presenter Jeff Krull, CPA and partner in Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, will lead the discussion. Panel members include Chaz Balogh, detective in the Luzerne County District Attorney’s office; Susan A. Shoemaker, vice president of Riggs Asset Management; and Thomas C. Katona, partner at Agentic Insurance. Areas of discussion include recent breaches and how they impact businesses, including small and family-owned businesses. The panel will also define key considerations in a successful cybersecurity program.

CSO, a news, analysis and research outlet on security and risk management, predicts cyber crime damage costs will hit $6 trillion annually by 2021. This session will address the risk of having intellectual property, personal information, and research-based information stolen, with the goal of helping businesses feel more secure.

For more information and to register, visit www.wilkes.edu/FBA or contact Sue Reilly, executive director of the family business forum, at (570) 408-2120 or susan.reilly@wilkes.edu


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