Maine Cyber Safety Summit: Keeping Maine Businesses Safe
Multiple (see event details)
September 20, 2017 - September 21, 2017
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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About the Event

Addressing topical issues related to cyber security and how to safeguard your information. Presentations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Homeland Security, Maine Emergency Management Agency, InfraGard, and the Thomas Security Center will help your business be proactive in protecting your information and how to respond to digital threats.

September 20th: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Jeff's Catering, Brewer
September 20th: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Thomas College, Waterville
September 21st: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at UNE, Portland Campus

The Summit intends to help business protect themselves from possible losses. The Information Security Community, representing cyber professionals, found that 54% of anticipated cyberattacks against their organizations would be successful this year. Top causes for this exposure relates to a lack of skilled people, budget, and awareness. New techniques for mobility, using personal devices, and applications represent a more than 60% risk. Only 11% of organizations rate their defenses very effective (Schulze, 2017).

Facilitated by the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College.



FBI - Business Espionage and intelligence: Chris White, Special Agent
DHS - Current cyber threats and 16 critical industries: Ron Ford, Regional Cyber Security Advisor
InfraGard - FBI outreach & information sharing in Maine: Frank Appunn, Maine Board
Maine Emergency Management Agency - Facilities and infrastructure in Maine: TBD
Follow up - Thomas Security Center: 26 seminars to aid small and medium businesses

Schulze, H. (2017). Cybersecurity trends: 2017 spotlight report. Retrieved from