Seminar to Explore Cyber Security for Small Businesses

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: February 25, 2008 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association (SOMAA) will hold a breakfast seminar exploring cyber security for small businesses and nonprofit organizations from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on March 19 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

The seminar, "Cyber Crashes, Disasters and Hackers: Be Prepared," will be part of SOMAA's Smart Business Practices Breakfast Seminar Series. It will include a full breakfast, panel discussion, presentations and question-and-answer period. Topics that will be addressed include wireless security, software patches, spam messages and filters, password security, network monitoring, directory security, user permissions, data backups, encryption and disaster-recovery planning.

The presenters will be Kristopher Meier, director of information technology for Algonquin Studios; David J. Murray, assistant professor of management science and systems in the UB School of Management; and Gregory S. Gartland, IBM-certified administrator, developer and trainer for The PCA Group.

The cost of the breakfast seminar will be $25 for SOMAA members, $30 for nonprofit representatives and $35 for others who are not members of SOMAA. Reservations are required and must be made by March 14 at 716-645-3224.

The Wall Street Journal ranks the UB School of Management ninth in the nation among schools with strong regional recruiting bases. In addition, BusinessWeek ranks the school as one of the country's top 5 business schools for the fastest return on MBA investment, and Forbes cites it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit