// Did you know? · 62% of Cyber attacks are aimed at SMB — Verizon Cyber Crime Survey · >50% of SMB’s had experienced at least one data breach — Ponemon Institute · 59% of SMB’s have no plan in place to respond to a security incident — NCSA and Symantec “National Small Business” survey · Nearly 60% of small businesses will shutter within half a year after being victimized by cybercrime – U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology If you want to know how to protect your business join us on October 8th at the DC Chamber of Commerce for a unique educational opportunity! Defensative CEO Scott B. Suhy will present: Cyber Security for Small and Medium Businesses Execs This lunch & learn will educate SMB owners and staff to become Cyber Aware. The presenter will discuss the primary vectors of compromise and what can be done to protect your company/firm or agency from bad actors (hackers). The presenter will also review the new wave of security audits being pushed down by customers onto their SMB suppliers and how to prepare your organization to pass an audit with high marks. The fast and accelerating growth of information technology enables SMBs to quickly expand their markets. These same benefits, however, also increase the possibilities of cyber threats, and you need to know what those threats are and how to protect your organization.
At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action — collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. One important campaign type that is often overlooked revolves around getting feedback from your customers or supporters through the use of Surveys, Polls or Reviews. This session will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the small business or nonprofit seeking to build a survey that allows them to gather the valuable insights from their audiences that will allow them to move their organization forward. Attendees of this presentation will learn: – The importance of listening and how to set your survey’s objective. – Develop good questions and understand how long is long enough. – Three different considerations for when to survey and how to think about which parts of your audience to survey. – What to do with the results once you have them. Join us and learn some great new strategies to help develop your next survey and get the feedback and insights you need from your customers, donors, clients or supporters.
At the annual Chamber’s Choice Awards Gala, the Chamber bestows awards on organizations and individuals whose outstanding contributions are making Washington a great place to do business. Nearly 1,200 of Washington’s dignitaries, corporate citizens and business owners celebrate the year’s business and civic successes together. GRAND RECEPTION SPONSOR AUDIO/VIDEO SPONSOR ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR PLATINUM SPONSORS SOLID GOLD SPONSORS George Washington University | Stewart Funeral Home | University of the District of Columbia | CohnReznick GOLD SPONSORS Georgetown University | M.C. Dean, Inc. | M&T Bank | PEPCO | Premium Title & Escrow, LLC| Verizon |OST, Inc. (Optimal Solutions & Technology) | Hager Sharp SILVER SPONSORS The ELOCEN Group, LLC
**This Event Has Been Rescheduled to Tuesday, November 10th** 2015 Technology Policy Forum Making DC Business Fast – Secure – Mobile Broadband and information technology are powerful factors for businesses to reach new markets and increase productivity and efficiency. Mobile devices offer benefits for employees and enhanced services for consumers that make it easier to collaborate and communicate. As businesses use these technology tools for commercial success, they must also take the right approach to protecting themselves and their customers. Join fellow businesses and experts in technology for a discussion on: How broadband and e-solutions play a key role in business attraction and retention; How fiber optics has enabled small and medium sized businesses to become competitive globally; What businesses need to know to protect themselves and their customers from digital threats. Panelists Swaptak Das, Dasdak, Inc. Scott Gaydos, Hewlett Packard David Scruggs, Thales USA David Young, Verizon Public Policy EVENT SPONSOR BREAKFAST SPONSOR FORUM SPONSOR FORUM PARTNERS PANEL SPONSORS GOLD SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORS American University | Gallaudet University | Georgetown University | Advanced Systems Development