BBB brings virtual cybersecurity to businesses and consumers Island-wide

Free virtual CyberSecurity Awareness Event on your computer terminal March 23

Business owners, their employees and other consumers need to be as educated as ever on how to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from cybersecurity threats. The Better Business Bureau wants to cover the Island in safety with its inaugural free virtual CyberSecurity Awareness Event.

RELATED: Don’t get scammed, change your password now

“We’ve always done a shredding event once a year, very popular, because everybody needs to shred their important documents,” said Rosalind Scott, president and CEO of the BBB. “I can’t do a shredding event for the entire Island but I can do a cyber security event for the entire Island.”

Nanaimo, Duncan, Saanich, West Shore and Victoria chambers and sales and marketing executives are all joining in the March 23 event.

“That’s a lot of organizations all participating at once. That way it allows people to not only participate, but they get really excited about it.”

The virtual presentation is designed by Smart Dolphins IT Solutions Inc. for businesses of all shapes and sizes, as well as community groups. It explores the tools and habits you need to become a malware and computer security-savvy user.

“The video presentation is directed at businesses, but consumers equally need to be involved in Cyber Security,” Scott said. “After the fact we’ll make the presentation available, so those who miss it can still access the information.”

Visit bbb.org/vancouver-island/cybersecurity-awareness-day for more information and to register for the virtual event.

“Everybody is at risk. I deliver workshops on scams and frauds. I start by saying every single person in this room has been scammed,” she said. “It happens to everybody, it may be a little tiny scam or it may be a big one. We have had people pretend to be us and reach out, because you can trust the Better Business Bureau, but you can’t trust someone pretending to be the Better Business Bureau … All of us need to be mindful of these things.”


 

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Sea of Lights parade sparkles in Tofino

Tofino Resort and Marina’s Sea of Lights provided a breathtaking holiday experience on Friday night.

Winds of up to 90 km/hr predicted to hit Vancouver Island

Environment Canada is warning that loose objects may cause damage

Trapped humpback whale freed from salmon farm near Tofino

“All of these problems could be solved by the farms moving onto land and getting out of the ocean.”

Ucluelet police searching for missing man

Ucluelet police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 29-year-old.

VIDEO: Santa visits Tofino

The event included a hearty breakfast, highland dancing and a Purple Dragon demonstration.

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

A world-famous Christmas market was put on lock down on Tuesday

Canadian warship witnesses possible violations of North Korea sanctions

Crew members on HMCS Calgary took photos and collected other information

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

B.C. man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Nearly 8,000 homeless in B.C., first province-wide count reveals

Twenty-four seperate counts in B.C. cities found there are thousands of homeless in all corners of province

Mental health issue suspected after spike belts end Island Highway car chase

Woman in her 30s detained after Tuesday afternoon incident in Lantzville

UPDATE: B.C. judge grants $10M bail for Huawei executive wanted by U.S.

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

Prosecution in Colin John murder trial wrapping up in Duncan

John on trial for stabbing death in Chemainus in 2016

Most Read