FBI and BBB partner for business cybersecurity training

COOKEVILLE – Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee and Johnson Business Technology are hosting Breakfast and Business with the FBI on Thursday, June 20 from 8:30– 10:30 a.m. at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus located at 1000 Neal Street. 

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated in their attempts to carry out attacks, and small businesses are one of their biggest targets. BBB invites all business owners and professionals to attend and learn details about common business practices that may be putting your company at risk.  

  • Are your security applications up to date? 
  • Are your employees required to change their passwords regularly?
  • Do your employees use their personal smart phones for business purposes?
  • Are your employees trained in recognizing phishing emails?

Training will be provided by Special Agent Regis Billings who currently works criminal cyber intrusions at the Nashville office of the FBI. He has been employed by the FBI for over four years and worked national security cyber matters in the New York Field Office prior to being relocated to Nashville. Before entering the FBI, he served as a cyber warfare officer in the United States Air Force for nine years. He has an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, a master’s degree in cyber security, and is a Certified Ethical Hacker.

The event is sponsored by Johnson Business Technologies. A light breakfast will be provided. For more information or to RSVP contact Marty Donnelly at mdonnelly@gobbb.org or call 931-520-0008.

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