Cyber Security Summit Returns To Minneapolis

Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) is once again a supporter of Cyber Security Summit 2016, which will be held October 11-12 at Mall of America in Minneapolis. The purpose of the Summit is to bring business leaders and experts in IT and cyber security together, along with representatives from academia, government and law enforcement, to pool knowledge and resources and provide solutions to a growing range of cyber threats. Poor or inadequate cyber security increasingly affects all aspects of our society, be it at the national, local or personal level.

As part of the Cyber Security Summit, the Small Business Forum is a half-day event designed for small businesses concerned about cyber security. This event starts at 2 p.m. on October 11, and small business owners will hear from the Small Business Administration and the FBI in regard to the state of cyber security and five things all businesses should be doing now to protect themselves from online criminals and cyber intrusions. This event is recommended for smaller businesses that don’t have a Chief Information Officer (CIO) or in-house IT specialist to manage online security strategies.

“The Small Business Forum has never been more necessary,” said Lisa Jemtrud, Director of BBB’s Institute for Marketplace Ethics. “We know the FBI has long warned small businesses they are a highly targeted group, and we’re looking forward to hearing the latest in regard to cyber threats and what proactive steps business owners should be taking to stay secure.”

The full agenda and registration information for this year’s Cyber Security Summit is available at Online registration at reduced rates closes October 9. However, attendees can register in person at the event.


Cyber Security Summit 2016

October 11 – 12

Small Business Forum

Date & Time
Tuesday, October 11
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America
2141 Lindau Lane
Bloomington, MN

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About Cyber Security Summit 2016
Our mission is to produce a multi-stakeholder consortium that brings together industry, government and academic interests in an effort to improve the state of cyber security on both a domestic and international level.

About Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota

The mission of Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in building marketplace trust by promoting, through self-regulation, the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, and to instill confidence in responsible businesses through programs of education and action that inform, assist and protect the general public. We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact BBB at or 651-699-1111,

Toll-free at 1-800-646-6222.