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Virginia SBDC

Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses - *Webinar (Live)* - PW

Wed 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Facilitated by Mason SBDC
Topic: Cybersecurity

Anatomy of a Murder: How hackers are killing small businesses -- And here’s what you need to do to protect yourself

(Co-Presented by Teresa Piliouras and Gary Alfano)

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When you read about cyber scams, do you ever think, “I would’ve never fallen for that!”

In this webinar, you will learn to see your blind-spots and how they can be used to compromise your business.

Who should attend: This presentation is designed for small businesses that want practical help with cybersecurity

Topics to be covered:

  • BEC (Business Email Compromise) and how it’s bankrupting small businesses

  • What BEC is and the psychology behind it

  • Why BEC is so effective and dangerous

  • Trends in BEC attacks

  • Examples – Learn to recognize BEC

  • What you should do to protect against BEC attacks

  • Guest Speaker from Webster Bank: Kevin Thompson, SVP, Manager of Fraud Services, will discuss trends Webster Bank is seeing with respect to BEC, and what they are doing to protect customers against it.

  • Guest Speaker from John M. Glover Insurance Agency: Tammy Lee Dunn, VP, Business Development, will discuss different types of cybersecurity insurance.


  • Dr. Teresa Piliouras - CEO and Founder, Technical Consulting & Research, Inc. Dr. Teresa Piliouras, is CEO and founder of TCR, Inc., a cybersecurity and IT consulting company. TCR helps small to big companies implement cyber security practices. We specialize in helping companies that need to comply with NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC requirements. We offer state-of-the-art online cybersecurity training to prove compliance. Previously, she held senior management and technical positions at Accenture, Boehringer Ingelheim, PepsiCo, and Pitney Bowes, and was a professor of Computer Science and Management of Technology at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and a visiting Professor of Computer Science at Iona College. She has a BS from the University of Illinois, a MBA from Iona College, and a PhD from NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She has authored many textbooks, peer-reviewed articles, and industry publications, and holds numerous patents relating to cybersecurity.

  • Gary Alfano - Senior Business Counselor (Government Contracting Specialist), Mason SBDC

  • Kevin Thompson - SVP (Manager of Fraud Services), The Webster Bank

  • Tammy Lee Dunn - VP (Business Development), John M. Glover Insurance Agency

Co-sponsor(s) & Partner(s): Prince William County Department of Economic Development & Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Cancellation Policy: Please provide 24 business-hours notification prior to the event. Kindly email – (preferred) or call 703-261-4105 to notify the team.

Special Instructions: This live webinar will be on the Zoom platform. Zoom invitation link will be emailed after registration.

Fee: No Cost

Webinar (Live)

U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University, and America's SBDC

All programs of the Virginia SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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