Small Business Development Center shows how with free workshops

Is your small business safe from cyber threats? Do you have an Internet security policy for your employees?

Learn how to protect your small business from cyber threatsIf the answer to these questions is no, sign up for a series of four free workshops to learn how to protect your business in cyberspace. The workshops will be offered by CSU Monterey Bay’s Small Business Development Center and Wireless Education and Technology Center and will be held at Hartnell College’s East Alisal Center.

These workshops, which feature experts in cybersecurity, will be held from 8 to 10 a.m.:

• Feb. 1, What are the Risks? Learn how to protect your business from hijacking and viruses, and what can happen to destroy your operations if your business isn’t secure. A panel is experts will offer advice on how to stay ahead of the threats.

• March 1, Information Security When Using WiFi. Wireless technology carries risks, including security and privacy violations. The workshop will cover security audits, costs, training and policies for employees.

• April 5, Market Your Business Safely . . . Online. Learn how to safely and effectively benefit from free or low-cost online marketing and promotion while protecting your business website from cyber attacks.

• May 1, Safeguard your E-Waste. Don’t give away your identity when you dispose your equipment. Learn how to safely protect your files, data and other confidential information on desktop computers, laptops, iPads, smart phones and other electronics.

The East Alisal Center is located at 1752 East Alisal Ave., Salinas.

There is no charge for the workshops, which are supported by an award from the California Consumer Protection Foundation. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 675-7232, by e-mailing sbdc@csumb.edu or by going online.

Learn more about CSUMB’s Small Business Development Center