SMBA Luncheon - "Data Breach Awareness: Data Privacy & Security for Businesses"

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Name: SMBA Luncheon - "Data Breach Awareness: Data Privacy & Security for Businesses"
Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CDT
Event Description:
Please join us on Thursday, April 20, as Laura Fay of the Bureau of Consumer Protection presents "Data Breach Awareness: Data Privacy & Security for Businesses".

There were 781 reported data breaches in 2015 – approximately 169 million records exposed.

Understanding the common causes of data breaches and identifying data security risks within your business is the first line of defense in protecting your company and valued customers.
The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection offers a presentation on data security and data breach awareness. We will look at recent data breaches, common causes and why small to medium size businesses are targeted. We will discuss ways to identify risks within your company and how to minimize them. We will review best practices for setting data privacy and security policies for your business. You will also be given helpful resources to take with you, including a guide for small businesses.
Laura Fay is the Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.  As the Agency Liaison, Laura travels around the state to educate the public, businesses and law enforcement on the importance of privacy protection and data security. Laura is a graduate of the University of Washington-Seattle with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, and has a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Laura’s background in financial education and identity theft began while working as a Financial Specialist for UW Credit Union.

Registration deadline is noon on Tuesday, April 18, and you can register on our website at
Breakwater, 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, April 20, 12 - 1:15pm
Contact Information:
Free for SMBA members and first time guests, $20 for recurring guests
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