UGA SBDC at Columbus: #CyberStrength Seminar February 12th

Staff Report From Columbus CEO

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Columbus (SBDC) is excited to announce our upcoming #CyberStrenth Conference on February 12th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Cunningham Conference Center.

This conference is for businesses that currently have a government contract, are looking to obtain one or involved with private sector vendor/supplier relationships. If a business doesn’t have a strong cybersecurity plan in place, they could be at risk of losing their contract. #CyberStrength will help ensure the business is in compliance with current regulations.

#CyberStrength will explore and challenge the business owner/IT professional to prepare and strengthen their cybersecurity plan. It will position their company to take advantage of the opportunities provided by having a strong, cybersecurity posture.

Topics of Discussion:

  • Increase your ability to secure contracts with Government/DOD in FY 2019 and beyond by understanding DFARS 252-204.7012 requirements and compliance with NIST SP 800-171, Rev. 1.

  • Increase your marketability to larger corporations with a system security plan.

  • Harden your business’s cybersecurity infrastructure

  • Position your company to satisfy regulation changes related to cybersecurity compliance requirements

Expert Speakers:

  • Mark Lupo, MBCP, Business Education/Resilience Specialist

  • Josh A. Cavallin - CyberLiability Insurance, Hutchinson Traylor

  • Leslie Wood, President, CMIT Solutions of Columbus

This program is sponsored by Kinetic Credit Union; Aflac and AJK, CPAs

Registration is only $69 with lunch included. For more information, please call The University of Georgia SBDC in Columbus at 706-569-2651 or visit