UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Social Media Safety Webinar April 18

Scammers are taking over social media accounts at an alarming rate and, when they do, small businesses no longer will have access to their businesses’ social media presence. Small-business owners will have the opportunity to learn how to safeguard themselves against such scammers Thursday, April 18.

Paul Johnson, Jim Drever and Marree Reed will lead a Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network webinar titled “Social Media Safety” from noon-12:30 p.m. To register, go here. Registration is free.

The Wyoming SBDC Network offers business expertise to help Wyoming residents think about, launch, grow, reinvent or exit their business. The Wyoming SBDC Network is hosted by the University of Wyoming with state funds from the Wyoming Business Council and funded, in part, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The webinar will provide small-business owners with practical tips for keeping their social media accounts safe and how to safely navigate social media sites.

Johnson is the cybersecurity program manager for the Wyoming SBDC Network.

Drever is the Wyoming SBDC Network regional director for Albany and Carbon counties. Previously, he was a marketing director and project manager at a software company, had a small consulting business and recently co-founded CyberWyoming with the Made Safe in Wyoming program.

Drever has been a source for cybersecurity for small businesses in The Wall Street Journal and has presented on the topic at national conferences. Beyond general business assistance, Drever specializes in e-marketing, e-commerce and risk management, especially cybersecurity. He is a certified ethical hacker and has a chief information security officer specialist certification with a background in vulnerability assessment, ethical hacking and cybersecurity risk assessment and management. He assists and advises clients about cybersecurity statewide.

Reed is a UW student, from Sedro-Woolley, Wash., majoring in construction management and is a cybersecurity program assistant in UW’s Cybersecurity Education and Research Center.

For more information, call Maureen Johnson, marketing, communication and database manager for the Wyoming SBDC Network, at (307) 343-0925 or email mjohn125@uwyo.edu.

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