Small Business Series to Discuss ‘Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention’ | Local Business | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

SOUTHBURY — The Small Business Seminar series, co-hosted by the Economic Development Commission and Newtown Savings Bank, will continue with “Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention” on Thursday, February 15. The free seminar with registration will take place from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Room 205 of Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main St. South.

“Small businesses are the most likely to receive malicious emails targeting them,” Economic Development Director Kevin Bielmeier said, “which is why we felt it important to hold this seminar, to examine threats like phishing, spam and malware, and relay how a business owner can combat them, even on a small budget.”

The expert panel includes Alex Boshetto, Fraud Operations Manager for Newtown Savings Bank; Mike Samoska, Cyber Chief and Chief Technology Officer for Consolidated Computing; Faith Vincinanza, an education specialist on security and risk management for CLS International, and Ed Gilchrest, owner of Gyre9, an advanced design and manufacturing firm in Southbury, who will offer a business owner’s perspective.

They will cover cybersecurity, the practice of protecting systems, networks and programs from digital attacks, and fraud prevention, the process and measures taken by businesses to protect themselves and their customers from fraudulent activities.

The seminar is free with registration and includes lunch from Nardelli’s of Southbury. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, February 13. Space is limited.

Registration for this seminar and access to recordings of past ones, may be found at

A third seminar on Wednesday, March 13, will focus on “Business Planning and Financing.”


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