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Think like a Hacker!

Tips to Protecting Your Business

Hacking – def. – manipulating a system to do something it was not designed to do.

Fact: “More than 80% of US companies have been successfully hacked!” 2015 Duke University 2015 and CFO Magazine study. Are you one of them?

Businesses today are dependent upon technology solutions that are connected to the cloud (the Internet). How do you trust the cloud when everywhere we turn we are reading about the latest security threat or worse, experiencing a virus attack ourselves? The key is to think like a hacker! If you understand what motivates a hacker and what they are looking for, then you can put measures into place to safeguard your company’s network and your client’s data.

It’s time to get hacking – I mean cracking! Please join Eric M. Shorr, President and Lisa Shorr, VP of Marketing of Secure Future Tech Solutions for an educational, interactive workshop. Walk away with a new understanding of cyber-security and most-importantly the ability to TRAIN YOUR TEAM!

Topics Include:

  1. What motivates a hacker? What vulnerabilities is a hacker looking for when attacking a network?
  2. Know the threats entering your network: What is the difference between a virus, malware and phishing attacks?
  3. Knowledge is key: How can you safeguard your client data and network against an attack?
    1. Analyze actual “phishing” emails and determine why false.
  4. Support for Windows XP and Windows 2003 have terminated: If you still run either of these, your firm could be a prime target!
  5. Secure Document Transfers – How to share client information via the Internet safely.
  6. The dangers on your desk: Threats are not just in the cloud! Our desks pose risks too! Examples include: unencrypted thumb drives, smart phones and tablets, laptops and passwords. We will review a typical work environment and point out its various vulnerabilities!

Dinner Details:

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Registration & Networking
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. - Think Like a Hacker Workshop
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. - Dinner
Location: Capital Grille, 10 Memorial Boulevard, #101, Providence, RI 02903
Cost: FREE!

Questions: Email or 401-921-2607
Follow Us: and Twitter: @SFTInc

About Secure Future Tech Solutions:

Founded in 1992, Secure Future Tech Solutions (SFT) is an industry leading provider of IT support and consulting services to small-to-medium sized businesses. Our experience and expertise focus on a full suite of proactive solutions that enable productivity and prevent downtime. They include: Cloud services, IP Video Surveillance, Hosted Video, disaster recovery solutions, and maintenance of computers, networks, and applications. SFT is ranked as one The Fastest Growing Technology Companies for 2014 on Providence Business News’ Book of Lists.

About the Presenters:

Eric M. Shorr, A+, MCP, CSSA

Eric, a true entrepreneur, is the founder and President of Secure Future Tech Solutions (formerly PC Troubleshooters, Inc.).  Since graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Rhode Island in 1993, Eric has immersed himself in learning and implementing the many innovations of information technology, applying his knowledge to improve the productivity of small to mid-size businesses across New England.  He specializes in network security, disaster recovery and proactive managed services.  Eric not only shares his IT savvy with the business community but he is very active in the non-profit sector as well.  He acts as the IT Manger (providing IT consulting and services pro bono) for RISE – Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education as well as a member of the Providence Rotary Club.  In 2006, Eric was ranked, among the first class, as one of Providence Business News’ top Forty Under 40.  He has also been interviewed by WJAR Channel 10 as a business “Success Story” and thanks to his vision, has had 2 case studies published in the award-winning PC World Magazine.  Tune in to WPRO AM 630, for Eric’s weekly Tech Tip!

Lisa A. Shorr

With a cum laude degree in Marketing, Lisa has immersed herself in the Sales, Marketing and Communications arena for over 2 decades.  As Co-Owner and Vice President of Marketing at Secure Future Tech Solutions, Lisa drives the Marketing and Communications arm of the business as well as develops Corporate Strategic Initiatives.  She specializes in promoting brand awareness through various marketing verticals and building strong vendor, client and media relationships.  Lisa’s work can be seen in PC World Magazine, Providence Business News and RI Small Business Journal. Lisa extensively shares her interpersonal skills not only with the business community but the non-profit sector as well.  She sits on two Boards including:  The Miriam Hospital Board of Governors and The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.  Lisa is a past recipient of the Riesman Leadership Development Award given for outstanding community involvement.  She draws her motivation and inspiration from her wonderful family: husband Eric M. Shorr and beautiful little girls Gabriella and Samantha.