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Small Business Owners Learn the Importance of Cybersecurity | Bu

Cybersecurity breaches are often threats that get overlooked, but for Tim Conard, president of TS Conard Inc. Technology Solutions and one of the presenting speakers for the workshop, he’s seen businesses fall apart by not taking these matters seriously or having the tools or software to protect them.

Wednesday’s small business workshop focused on the importance of understanding the legal aspects of owning a business, along with how to protect one’s business through technology.

Wednesday’s workshop, made possible through a collaboration with Southside St. Joseph and Missouri Western State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, gave business owners and those alike some tips on what they can do to prevent these sort of cyber attacks on their businesses from happening.

“The biggest threat to business is losing money and losing the ability to operate.

According to IBM’s 2021 Cost of a Data Breach Report, which includes research from the Ponemon Institute, 2021 has seen the highest data breach cost in the 17-year history of the report at $4.24 million.