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Posted on Jul 12, 2019 :: Event News
Posted by , Insight on Manufacturing Staff Writer

Cybersecurity Symposium to be held Sept. 10 in Appleton

Insight will host the Cybersecurity Symposium from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 10 at Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley in Appleton.

Cyberattacks are real and affect all types of businesses, especially small- to medium-size companies, which are more vulnerable to attack. This event will focus on several aspects surrounding cybersecurity and attacks including common threats, tactics and trends, crisis communication, ways to create a successful security program and defensive measures to combat these attacks.

The event features a keynote from FBI supervisory special agent Eric Burns. He’ll discuss cyberattacks and threats and share a case study exploring an FBI investigation into a cybersecurity breach. The morning includes additional breakout sessions from experts at CliftonLarsonAllen, US Bank, M3 Insurance and Heartland Business Systems. CEOs, CFOs, CIOs and finance directors are encouraged to attend.

Cybercriminals cost businesses $1.2 billion in 2018 — double the number it was in 2017. “Criminals are getting more sophisticated in how they use technology in their crimes,” Burns says.

Registration is $55 and only open to the first 300 people. The symposium includes breakfast, breakout sessions and networking. Visit insightonbusiness.com/events/security to register.


Manufacturing First to feature special Kohler presentation

David Kohler, president and CEO of the Kohler Co., will make a special presentation at the Manufacturing First Conference & Expo on Oct. 30 at the KI Center in Green Bay.

His presentation, “145 Years of Manufacturing and Innovation,” will look at the evolution of manufacturing throughout the history of the Kohler Co. and the vital role it plays in the company’s continuing growth and sustained success. Kohler also will discuss how the global business is addressing topics such as growing a skilled workforce, increasing access to safe water and reducing energy and resource consumption.

Kohler will talk prior to keynote speaker Mike Staver, author of “Leadership Isn’t for Cowards.”  In addition, he will address high school students who are invited to the event to learn more about manufacturing careers.

For more information on Manufacturing First, including registration and signing up for booth space, visit manufacturingfirst.com.