SBDC Offers COVID-19 Cyber Security Awareness Virtual Course

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By: Hazel Scott contributed to the story

How ready is your business when it comes to cyber security threats?  The Small Business Development Center at Alabama State University is offering a free COVID-19 Cyber Security Awareness Virtual Course on Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CST) to address this topic.

Cyber attackers vary in target, motive, levels of organization and technical capabilities; requiring public and private organizations to adopt ever-increasing measures to prevent cyber-attacks. 

This event is part of a three (3) module course that provides valuable information and measures to protect the integrity of critical infrastructures; prevent loss of revenues, harm to brand reputation, potential fines, legal liabilities or ransom payments. 

Module 1 will discuss Cyber Hygiene Awareness and What It Is, Why It’s Bad, How It Happens.  We will also discuss Strong Authentications; Conducting Regular Backups; and Famous Cyber Cases.  Participants are encouraged to complete each module for full benefits of the course.

Participants can also sign up for no cost one-on-one business advisement with the instructor for an individual assessment and assistance developing their Cyber Security Plan.  The course is led by Anwar Shahid of Propelled Technologies, LLC, a highly trained certified professional that customize cyber security solutions for a diversified group of federal and corporate clients.

Don't wait!  Sign up early for Module 2 & 3.  You must register for each session individually.

Module 2:          Incident Response and Risk Management (Part 1)
Date | Time:      February 23 @ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.       11 am - 1pm
Sign up online for Module 3 by visiting 

Module 3:          Risk Management (Part 1)
Date | Time:      March 23 @ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sign up online for Module 3 by visiting

Although the event is free, pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is Jan. 26, 2021 at 10 a.m. (CST). To register for Module 1, visit Click on the green “Sign Up” to register. The event is an online training.  Instructions for signing into the session will be forwarded to participants in a separate email 30 minutes before the event to join the ZOOM meeting.  Once signed in to ZOOM, you will be placed in a virtual waiting room and admitted individually.

For more information, contact Andrea Rogers Mosley, SBDC director, at 334-229-4848