On September 26, 2019, Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center Assistant Director, John Romero, participated in the “Mind the Gaps: Preventing Cyber Breaches at Your Business” panel at the Brazos Valley Business Summit. The panel centered around cybersecurity in small businesses and practical ways in which business owners can ensure that they are taking all of the right precautions to keep their data safe. “I was pleasantly surprised to see how engaged the small business owners and business leaders in our community were during the presentation, and they even told us that they wished they had more time with us,” said Romero.
This summit is run by the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation (BVEDC), whose mission is to help companies launch, grow, and locate in the Brazos Valley. The organization is run by President and CEO, Matt Prochaska, and provides a single point of contact to the network of private sector and local and state government professionals that supports a company’s project activities. The theme of this year’s event was “Facing Forward”, and focused on increasing the growth that has been seen in Brazos Valley over the past few years.