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Clemson to host 2022 South Carolina Small Business Cybersecurity Summit November 16


In conjunction with South Carolina-based PC Matic, Clemson University will host the South Carolina Small Business Cybersecurity Summit on Wednesday, November 16. The free virtual event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and is open to all interested individuals, businesses and organizations across the state. Registration is available online.  

The webinar will focus on cybersecurity best practices and defenses to protect South Carolina small businesses from cyberattacks. These attacks can take myriad forms, including ransomware, spyware and backdoor entries, among many others. Several government and law enforcement agencies are scheduled to participate in the event, including the Department of Homeland Security, the South Carolina National Guard and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

As cybercriminals continue to target small businesses and government organizations across the nation, a panel of experts will discuss ways small businesses and the government can work together to combat cybercrimes. 

Panelists and speakers scheduled for the event include: 

  • Hon. Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina
  • Kenneth Bible, Chief Information Security Officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Rob Cheng, CEO and Founder, PC Matic
  • Adam Anderson, cybersecurity and space entrepreneur, Chair of the Board for Hook Security
  • Jeremy Meyers, Ph.D., Advisor at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and President of Native American Industrial Solutions, LLC
  • Loretta Greene, Vice President, Space Force Association Executive Board, former Associate Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of International Trade
  • Willie Crenshaw, Jr., CEO of CyberPrime and former Program Executive for NASA Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Caitlin Scroggins, South Carolina Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Program Coordinator, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
  • Major General Brad Owens, USA (Ret.), Cyber Security Advisor for the South Carolina National Guard
  • Kuang-Ching Wang, Ph.D., C. Tycho Howle Endowed  Chair for Collaborative Computing, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering – Clemson University
  • Mert Pesé, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Computing – Clemson University
  • Michael Mikota, Ph.D., President of Spartanburg Community College
  • Brian Voss, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Clemson University

Clemson is a leader in cybersecurity-related research and educational activities, especially as part of its R1 designation for cutting-edge research programs. A multidisciplinary curriculum and hands-on opportunities provide valuable, real-world experience for the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Along with years of experience working with leading information security technologies alongside community and government agencies, Clemson safeguards University systems and information through monitoring, mitigation and awareness. Clemson’s rigorous work has earned Cyber Defense Research and Cyber Defense Education designations from the National Security Agency’s Centers for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity.

PC Matic, developer of the world’s first global whitelist as recommended by NIST, is an innovative provider of cloud-based performance and security solutions for homes, businesses of all sizes, and government agencies. 

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