VenturePointe, eCenter to host Cybersecurity Info Session Tonight

SHARON, Pa. – Penn State Shenango and the eCenter @ LindenPointe will host a free virtual presentation with cybersecurity experts at 5:30 p.m. tonight via Penn State Shenango’s YouTube channel.

“Hackers know that many smaller organizations are not prepared against many types of security breaches,” said Matthew DeMaria, cybersecurity program coordinator at Penn State Shenango. “Hiscox’s Cyber Readiness Report notes that the average cost of a cyberattack has exploded to just under $200,000 for a single incident. We want to help our community businesses be proactive.”

Viewers will be presented information to help businesses understand their risk and learn how to take precautions.

A panel of three local experts will present information. In addition to DeMaria, panelists are

  • Brad Mantzell, vice president and certified risk architect at Gilbert’s Risk Solutions.
  • Jeff Meier, executive director at Lindenpointe Development Corporation.

Questions from the audience will be answered after the presentation. Contact Georgia Macris, VenturePointe coordinator, at for more information.

Image: Penn State Shenango

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.