Workshop offers tips on avoiding computer hackers

10.08.2014 | By Rob Vanya

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at San Jacinto College will host a workshop that provides information about protection from computer hackers.

The “lunch-and-learn” workshop will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SBDC’s Pearland office, located at 6117 Broadway (inside the Pearland Commerce Center).

People attending the workshop can learn important information about how computer hackers are targeting small and medium sized businesses, as well as large corporations. The meeting agenda includes:

• Think your anti-virus software protects you against hackers? Guess again.

• Think you are too small to be hacked? Surprise!

• Think hackers can use your business to get to larger customers? Ask a certain national superstore about that.

The workshop presenter will be Conan Song, director of services for Secure-Tactics IT Solutions, a multidisciplinary information technology company based in Pearland.

The cost to attend the workshop is $25 per person, which includes a box lunch. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, please visit www.sjcd.sbdcnetwork.net, or call 281- 485-5214 extension 7.

The SBDC at San Jacinto College provides free counseling and low-cost workshops to help the owners of small and medium sized businesses start and grow their companies. Working with existing as well as start-up firms, SBDC seeks to increase profits, reduce failures and create jobs in the local community to contribute to economic development.

SBDC consultants can help business owners apply for business loans, create written business plans, devise marketing strategies, develop operating budgets and more.  Workshops cover basic management topics.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, visit www.sanjac.edu, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.