The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Jan. 17 through Feb. 28. SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs start, develop and maintain their businesses.
These free timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing, and strategic planning.
Join us on Feb. 7 for Data Security Mistakes You Can Avoid, presented by Tom Dillig and Aurélie Beaumel. Tom and Aurélie will explain the risks, security trade-offs, and ways to protect data that are critical to your business and to that of your customers. Serious business disruptions become a growing threat as mistakes in storing important data and attacks on data, computers, programs, and networks become ever more common. Thomas Dillig, a computer scientist, and Aurélie Beaumel, a business IT expert, will explain how putting data on connected computers creates potential business risks and share the ways in which systems and data can be compromised. They will present the principles and concrete steps that every business can apply to mitigate different types of risks, as well as their relative effectiveness and costs. Using real-world examples, they will discuss both the seriousness of careless handling of data and cyber threats to businesses as well as examples of effective security methods.
About the presenters
Tom Dillig holds PhD/MS/BS degrees from Stanford University in Computer Science specializing in Software Security. He has been on the faculty of Computer Science at UT Austin and other universities and has over 10 years of experience in academic research in software security.
Aurélie Beaumel holds MS/BS/BA degrees from Stanford in Cognitive Science and Economics. She has over 10 years of experience working with leading large and small companies as a consultant. She specializes in helping companies leverage technology effectively for better business outcomes.