Forward Security and Cyber.SC Present:

Cyber Security Challenge for Startups

A Workshop for Technology Execs to Learn About Easy to Implement and Maintain Security Measures
When: 3 Part Series, July 19-23 | 10-11AM PDT (1PM-2PM EDT)
Hosted By: Farshad Abasi—Founder, CSO @ FWDSEC, and Dominic Vogel—Founder, Chief Strategist @ Cyber.SC

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What’s the Agenda?

Throughout the week, you’ll be learning how to use the Security 4 Startups tool to assess the security risks of your organization. Our hosts will walk you through various security controls on the checklist that fall into three categories: organization, IT infrastructure, and applications. You’ll learn what these controls mean and how to incorporate them into your company’s security. You can learn more about S4S here.

  • Monday, July 19: ‘Security for Your Organization’ live tutorial session with Dominic Vogel (instructor led)
  • Tuesday, July 20: Homework Day 1 (completed individually)
  • Wednesday, July 21: ‘Security for Your IT Infrastructure’ live tutorial session with Dominic Vogel & Farshad Abasi (instructor led)
  • Thursday, July 22: Homework Day 2 (completed individually)
  • Friday, July 23: ‘Security for Your Application’ live tutorial session with Farshad Abasi (instructor led)
Bonus Outcomes:
  1. Understand how cyber security can help you attracting and retain clients/customers
  2. Understand the role of cyber security in M&A on both the buy side and the sell side (startups included)

Challenge Outcomes:

  • Gain a better understanding of your organization’s cyber risks
  • Know what questions you should be asking about your IT service provider
  • Know exactly how to start securing your organization on a tight budget
  • Learn the most effective ways to secure your applications
  • Learn what the most common security loopholes are, and understand how to avoid them
Your Hosts:

Farshad Abasi

Founder + Chief Security Officer @FWDSEC

An innovative technologist with over twenty years of experience in security, software design and development, network and system architecture and management. Farshad spent a decade as a senior member of HSBC’s IT security team and current leads OWASP’s Vancouver chapter in British Columbia, Canada.

Dominic Vogel

Founder + Chief Strategist @Cyber.SC

As Founder & Chief Strategist at CyberSC, Dominic Vogel holds a proven track record within cyber security across multitude of industries such as finance, healthcare, government, and critical infrastructure among others. He is a highly regarded public speaker and cyber security thought leader who was recently appointed to the BC Provincial Cyber Security Advisory Committee. Dominic focuses on providing strategic security leadership to technology start-ups and small/midsize businesses to proactively solve their cyber risk challenges.