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Joint Advisory

Ask an Expert Business and Organization Series Extended


Midhurst/October 8, 2020 –The County of Simcoe, the Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia, South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre, Orillia Area Community Development Corporation, Nottawasaga Futures, North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation and the Centre for Business and Economic Development are pleased to announce the extension of the Ask an Expert series. The series is designed to help business and organizational leaders address various issues impacting them during the pandemic and support them through the recovery.

On October 15, local businesses and organizations are invited to learn how to best prepare for cybersecurity challenges.

The webinar will be moderated by Dave Hyde, Small Business Consultant for the Barrie Small Business Centre, and will include experts AJ Khan, CEO of CyberStrategiez Inc, Carl Hayes, Partner and Vice-President of Business Development for Stratejm, and Sumit Bhatia, Director, Knowledge Mobilization and Communications with Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst. The event will provide insights on:

  • Why cybersecurity is important to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • How to do a cybersecurity assessment
  • Cybersecurity governance
  • Technology and next steps
  • Safety

EVENT:       Ask an Expert: Cybersecurity Business Information

Where:          Zoom (details for joining the Zoom meeting will be sent in advance)

​When:           October 15, 2020 ~ 3 to 4 p.m.

Register:      Visit https://askanexpert-cybersecurity.eventbrite.ca
                      Participants can submit questions in advance when registering or by
                      emailing edo@simcoe.ca

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Collin Matanowitsch
Public Relations Manager
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-734-8386 (mobile)

Jennifer Straw
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-790-5979 (mobile)
Jennifer.Straw@simcoe.ca ​