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2022 Cyber Security Seminars – Recap

This year, CIRSA held four Cyber Security Seminars presented by Jim Kilmer, Partner & Division Director of the OPAL Group. These seminars were designed to show CIRSA members how to implement, train, and manage cybersecurity processes without breaking the bank.

If you were unable to attend any of the seminars or would like to share the presentation with other members of your organization, video presentations are provided below:

Demystifying Cyber Security for Non-Technical Personnel

CIRSA will provide additional cybersecurity seminars next year, so keep an eye out for our 2023 Training & Seminar schedule!

Jim Kilmer brings 27 years of experience in Software Engineering and IT Security to improve business processes and data security awareness in small-to-medium enterprises. His focus is on educating non-technical managers and staff on the need for creating a data security culture within their organization and running a “Geek to English” translation service for stakeholders struggling to understand the complexities of modern information security. He leads a team of software developers and IT specialists serving a client base spanning three continents for various industries, including manufacturing, insurance, risk management, and financial services.

2022 General Membership Meeting

After two years of virtual General Membership Meetings, we’re excited to announce that this year, we’ll be meeting in person in Breckenridge on June 22 at 10:30 a.m.! We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to connect with your fellow members over lunch, stay up to date on important risk management issues, and exercise your vote as a member-owner of our organization.

Board of Director Elections will be taking place this year with three population categories up for election. We encourage each member to send your Voting Representative to vote on behalf of your entity.

A not-to-be-missed part of this meeting will be the keynote speech by Karl Mecklenburg, one of the greatest Denver Broncos players of all time! We are also excited to provide presentations by Sam Light, CIRSA General Counsel, who will review the law relating to efforts to control incivility in various settings; and Jim Kilmer, The OPAL Group Partner and Division Director, who will demystify the complexities associated with cyber security.

There is limited space so please be sure to RSVP by June 14. More details on the event can be found in the invitation.

We look forward to seeing you at GMM!

KnowBe4 Live Demo

If you were unable to attend the KnowBe4 Live Demo, the training is now available for viewing.

In this presentation, Michael Hauch, KnowBe4 Senior Account Executive, provides a demonstration of the KnowBe4 website, how to set up phishing tests for your employees, and the Diamond Level features available to CIRSA members. Information about signing up for your free KnowBe4 account is also covered. Due to increased cybersecurity risks and the expense of ransomware attacks, any member employee with access to email or the Internet is encouraged to participate. For more information about KnowBe4 and the services offered by CIRSA, view our brochure.

To watch the full presentation, click here.

KnowBe4 – Cyber Security Awareness Training

CIRSA has purchased KnowBe4 licenses for members to access the KnowBe4 platform at no cost to you!

KnowBe4 is the world’s largest integrated platform for cyber security awareness training. KnowBe4 offers simulated phishing attacks which can be used to test and educate employees on how to avoid ransomware, spam, phishing, and malware. The platform also teaches employees how to identify suspicious emails and provides access to a huge library of training resources and key security topics.

View the brochure for more information about how KnowBe4 can help your entity and how members can get started! All CIRSA members are eligible to participate.

For more information and to register, please contact David Beacham, IT Manager.