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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Top Cyber Risks of 2017

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SMB Cybersecurity Workshop

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It is a known fact that we are creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day in our businesses. Cyber threats have been ranked as the Number One danger to national and economic security, and losses run into the hundreds of billions of dollars each year. In this workshop you will hear about seven ways to keep your small business running in the era of viruses, scams and breaches; a former CIO's perspective; tips and tricks; business email compromise and ransomware; and how you can best prepare and what to do if your business is breached.


Workshop Details
  • Location: Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, 901 Raintree Rd, Mankato, MN 56001
  • Date & Time: May 1 from 7:30AM-noon
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  • Registration cost: $75

Tentative Timeline
Time Speaker Topic/Title
07:45-08:30 - Breakfast, networking, then welcome remarks
08:30-09:15 Prof. Chris Veltsos Seven Ways to Keep Your Small Business Running in the Era of Viruses, Scams, and Breaches
09:15-09:45 Prof. Rajeev Bukralia A former CIO’s perspective & tips & tricks
10:00-10:45 Mr. Michael Krause, FBI Talk about BECs & Ransomware, how businesses can best prepare and what to do if they get hit
11:00-noon Panel Panel with Chris Veltsos, Rajeev Bukralia, Michael Krause
Speaker Bio
Dr. Chris Veltsos

Chris, aka Dr.InfoSec, is passionate about helping organizations take stock of their cyber risks and manage those risks across the intricate landscape of technology, business, and people. Whether performing information security risk assessments, working alongside CIOs & CISOs to set and communicate strategic security priorities, or advising board members on effective governance of cyber risks, Chris enjoys working with business leaders to improve their organization's cyber risk posture.

As a faculty member at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Chris teaches and writes about information security, information warfare, and how to best communicate and manage cyber risks.

Dr. Rajeev Bukralia

Dr. Rajeev Bukralia is a faculty member at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Prior to joining the university, Dr. Bukralia served as associate provost for Information Services and was CIO at UW-Green Bay. Dr. Bukralia has doctoral and master’s degrees in information systems, with doctoral specializations in decision support systems, knowledge management, and data management, from Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. His research and passion focus are data analytics, big data, machine learning, data governance, and IT strategy.

Mr. Michael Krause, FBI

Michael Krause has served as a special agent with the FBI for more than 16 years and is currently assigned as a supervisory special agent over cyber intrusions and computer forensics for the Minneapolis Field Office. Krause has served in several FBI offices including Albuquerque, the Criminal Justice Information Systems, and Office of General Counsel. He has conducted and managed several investigative assignments during his tenure including drug enterprise investigations, terrorism investigations, human intelligence operations, information system development and intelligence operations. Before entering the FBI, Krause directed comprehensive crime prevention and community development programs for the City of Baltimore, supported nonprofit and business development in the Baltics, and practiced law in Iowa.

Krause holds a juris doctor from the University of Iowa, College of Law and a bachelor of business administration in accounting from the University of Iowa, College of Business.

Event Sponsors

If you have questions on how to register, contact Continuing Education & Professional Development at 507-389-1094, or 1-800-311-3142, or