Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
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Brooklyn Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

You may bring water.
Other beverages and food are not allowed.

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SCORE NYC Workshop Committee 

Free Event! Small Business Cyber Preparation 

Duration: 4 hours


Did you know that small and mid-sized businesses are more impacted by cyberattacks than the larger corporations you are always hearing about? That’s because smaller businesses have limited IT resources, inexperience with government regulations, or just general lack of awareness. 

Wondering what to do about it? This free workshop will help attendees identify potential risks to their businesses, formulate a plan to address those risks and establish an understanding of the growing cyber regulations that impact their businesses.


At the end of this workshop, you will have the knowledge and resources to:

  • Discuss guidelines for creating a risk assessment of your business based on a technology usage perspective
  • List options to secure client/customer data based on identification of data housed by your business
  • Develop cyber security-related questions to ask your in-house or outsourced IT resources 
  • Describe domestic and international cyber laws and regulations
  • Explain cyber liability insurance and its ability to protect a business, using examples of particular coverage elements


Executives of small businesses that have clients/customers, in every industry. Cyber impacts all businesses now.


1:00-1:30  Defining “Cyber”

1:30-2:15  Steps to Identify Your Company’s Risks

2:15-3:00  Developing Diligence with Client/Customer Data

3:00-3:45  How to Work with your IT Team

3:45-4:30  Cyber Regulations and Their Impact on Your Business

4:30-5:00  Why is Cyber Liability Insurance now a requirement?


Sean O'Rourke 

Sean O’Rourke is a Cyber Liability consultant for Combs & Company, an insurance brokerage and consultancy headquartered in NYC. He works with small and mid-sized businesses to mitigate financial risks posed to their technology and data by internal and external threats. 

Sean has 20 years of IT experience, including 12 years spent running the technology firm he cofounded, so he has a unique perspective on cyber liability and the potential disruptions faced by businesses. Sean serves as a mentor to a number of students from his alma mater, Washington & Lee University, and is part of Baruch College's Executives on Campus program.

This workshop presented free through the generosity of

Please remember:

(1) Monitor your emails for any updates to the date/location/time.

(2) Bring your cell phone, tablet or laptop to the workshop; you’ll receive an email after the workshop linking you to our handout. 

(3) You will also receive an email with a link to your workshop evaluation survey toward the end of the workshop so you can complete it effortlessly online before you leave.