Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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AB-Tech Enka Campus 
1459 Sand Hill Rd
Small Business Center
Room 2046
Candler, NC 28715

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Cybersecurity for Small Business Fall 2019 

Learn the fundamentals to protect your computer, Wi-Fi, and smartphone, and identity. Ward off hackers, viruses and other digital invaders that attempt to scam or steal your information. Staying secure on the internet can seem like a tall order, but a little knowledge can go a long way.
Protecting yourself has never been timelier, as the Equifax credit breach exposed millions of Americans’ to identity theft. This class helps you to keep your personal information and digital devices safe, and empowers you to stay secure in an age when identity theft and hacking affect more Americans every day.  Topics covered include:

  • Shield your Mac, PC, iPhone, Android, and Wi-Fi from Intrusion by Criminals and Ransomware
  • Understand how your Credit Report impacts your Digital Security
  • Make a strategy to prevent Identity Theft and Freeze Your Credit
  • Practice Safe Web Browsing
  • Manage your Passwords Effortlessly
  • Backup your Computer and Smartphone
  • And more!

This class is designed to benefit you regardless of your level of computer knowledge. Learn about fundamental security concepts, and prevent yourself from becoming the “low hanging fruit” that digital thieves successfully target.   

Jim Tippey joined the Montreat College faculty in August of 2017 as an assistant professor of cybersecurity. Professor Tippey received his Master of Science in Information Assurance from Norwich University and his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.  


Kelli Burgin began teaching in the Cybersecurity program at Montreat College in January of 2016. Prior to coming to Montreat, she was the IT coordinator at Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon, Iowa. There she wore many hats, including the roles of HIPAA security officer, help desk manager, information security officer, project manager, meaningful use coordinator, and PACS administrator and trainer. Professor Burgin earned her B.A from the University of Northern Iowa. She received CompTIA A+ certification in 2000 and CompTIA Network+ credentials in 2002. In 2004, she completed her MS in Computer Information Systems at Bellevue University. In 2015, she was awarded the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) from (ISC)2.

Since moving to North Carolina, Professor Burgin has connected with the Charlotte Chapter of Infragard and the Asheville Meet the Geeks group. She presented a program entitled “Cyberattacks and Cybersecurity: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Business and Your Customers” in May of 2016.

Professor Burgin and her husband are both natives of Iowa and followed God’s leading to Montreat College in January of 2016. The Burgins have eight children, six who are still at home with them. The family enjoys camping, gardening, and listening to and playing bluegrass music.