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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a world leader in information security guidelines. Charged with providing guidelines for sensitive, non-secure, government computer systems, the documents produced by NIST on securing information are used throughout public and private sectors around the world. NIST has the mandate to contribute to improving the security of commercial IT products and strengthening the security of users' systems and infrastructures.
To this end, NIST, in co-sponsorship with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), conducts workshops on information security threats and solutions. Given NIST's expertise in the area of information security, SBA's extensive network built to help small businesses start, grow, and succeed, and the FBI's InfraGard program's frontline view of information security threats, the workshops resulting from this partnership deliver information security training to the small business community like no other. These workshops are especially designed for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore practical tools and techniques that can help them to assess, enhance, and maintain the security of their systems and information.
These workshops are a part of NIST's outreach program. They are designed to make NIST resources more accessible to the small business owner, arming small businesses with specific techniques to improve their Information Security practices.
As part of the United States Department of Commerce, the National Institute of Standards and Technology works to develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life.
What makes an effective information security program for a small organization? This educational presentation is intended to promote:
The interactive discussion will focus on those information security risks facing all small organizations and how those risks can be identified and managed. Topics will include: