2017-03-23 / Business

Baker helps raise awareness of cyber threats at March 29 small business workshop

FLINT TOWNSHIP — The cyber defense program at Baker College’s Flint campus will be highlighted at a free workshop presented by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC), 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 29.

The workshop, titled “Small Business, Big Threat: Cyber Security Awareness,” is intended to raise awareness of cyber threats to small businesses.

“We turned to Baker College to host and involve its cyber defense program because it is a tremendous resource for the small business community,” said Marsha Lyttle, director of the MI-SBDC I-69 Trade Corridor Region. “Highlighting the program might result in work projects for Baker College students, which benefits the students and our local economy.”

Baker College Program Director Doug Witten will be one of the experts on a speakers’ panel. Students in the Baker College cyber defense bachelor’s degree program will participate in the workshop during a question-and-answer session.

Witten leads the college’s programs in cyber defense, computer science and computer information systems. He also advises the student cyber defense club that successfully defended its state championship in February, advancing to the regional competition in March.

The workshop is hosted by Baker College, 1050 W. Bristol Road, Flint, and co-sponsored by the MI-SBDC, Baker College and the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) of Michigan.

There is no cost to attend the workshop; pre-registration is required at http://j.tinyurl.com/ jjlnupe. For more information, contact MI-SBDC at 810-762-9660 or jfilary@kettering.edu.

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