AgEBB-MU CAFNR Extension

David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

February 9, 2018

Cybersecurity Working Feb. 28:
Protecting Your Business from Fraud

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State University's Small Business & Technology Development Center in conjunction with Arvest Bank and a panel of experts from the fields of accounting, information technology, banking, insurance and computer recycling will present a "Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Business from Fraud!" program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the SBDTC, 405 N. Jefferson, Springfield.

Participants can attend for a reduced fee of $39 thanks to a sponsorship fee from Arvest Bank. The $39 fee includes lunch.

Small business owners will learn actions they can take to lessen the risk of their business being hacked or compromised by a cybersecurity incident. The goal of the seminar is to protect your organization's confidential data from cyber and internet criminals. This session focuses on a widespread form of targeted fraud impacting small to medium-sized businesses, non-profits, schools and public sector entities utilizing today's technology.

Jon Pascoe, Arvest Bank, Amanda Kastler, CPA, CFE, Elliott Robinson and Company, Jeremy Hill, JMark Business Solutions, Inc., Jeff Eiserman, Ollis/Akers/Arney and Luke Westerman from Computer Recycling Center will present this informational seminar on behalf of the MSU SBTDC. For more information on this program, or to learn more about the presenters, visit

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for participation. To register visit . For questions, or problems with online registration, contact the SBTDC at (417) 837-2617.

Small businesses are assisted through MU Extension's business development specialists and regional Small Business & Technology Development Centers (SBTDC). Professionals at SBTDC locations deliver up-to-date consultation, training, and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. Assistance is available to owners interested in improving or expanding an existing small business and to prospective business owners. For more information, contact one three Small Business and Technology Development Centers in southwest Missouri: Missouri State University in Springfield at 417-837-2617, Missouri Southern University in Joplin at (417) 625-3128 or Missouri State University in West Plains, (417) 256-9724.

Source: Tara Horton, (417) 837-2617

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