Free seminar: Practical cybersecurity for small business

We can help the members of your business organization or networking group with practical, useful advice about cybersecurity. Our informative seminar will educate and empower your members and provide specific, action-oriented recommendations for improving cybersecurity for their company operations.

Practical Cybersecurity for Small Business

by Michael Herrick, Matterform

Cyber attacks against small businesses have more than tripled since 2011. But unfortunately, many best practices are geared towards large enterprises or government organizations. Even worse is the climate of paranoia that generates unrealistic advice that no one could actually follow. Faced with this kind of complexity, small business owners may assume that real cybersecurity is out of their reach, so they give up and just hope for the best.

The good news is that cybersecurity doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. This hand-on workshop will cover specific and practical cybersecurity controls that small business owners can implement, right away, to improve their security and reduce their risk of cybercrime.

60% of small companies that suffer a cyber attack are out of business within six months. Join us to learn three specific, mission-critical improvements that you can implement for your small business right away.

It’s rare you come across a tech expert capable of explaining complex ideas with such an ease and humor like Michael Herrick. We invited Michael to give a presentation at our local BBB on cybersecurity, a highly intimidating topic for the majority of our accredited businesses. Michael quickly broke the ice with his down-to-earth approach and a list of easy to implement recommendations. We all learned a lot and we show off proudly our “I Changed My Password” stickers!

Alex Hughart, Director of Business Relations at Better Business Bureau

About the speaker

Michael Herrick is the founder of Matterform, a custom software development firm in downtown Albuquerque. Matterform helps small businesses run like a big business by building custom technology to help them start, scale, and sell.

Michael is an engaging speaker with a knack for making complex subjects accessible to the business community. Bring a notebook, because you’ll be leaving this session with a to-do list to firm up cybersecurity at your small business or organization.


Fifty-minute presentation, very interactive with plenty of questions and answers. We require a screen or projector with an HDMI input. Mic needed only for very large groups.

  • Today’s cyber threats
    • Phishing and Spear-phishing
    • Ransomware
    • Hackers
    • Professional liability
  • Modern best practices
    • Two-factor authentication
    • Password managers and password policies
    • Encryption
  • More tools to protect your business
    • Cloud software
    • Managed IT services
    • Cyber liability insurance
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