Calgary Police to host free Cyber Business Academy for local small business

Calling all small businesses!

Do you own or work with a small business (fewer than 10 employees) and want to improve your online security? The Calgary Police are hosting a FREE Cyber Business Academy on Tuesday, October 3, where you will learn about cyber security and how to protect yourself and your business. Read on for more details:

The Calgary Police Service (CPS) is exciting to be hosting an important educational session to help strengthen the cyber security of our local businesses. Protecting business and customer data is extremely important and breaches in cyber security can have major impacts on a business. During this session, experts from the CPS Cyber/Forensics Unit will present on how small businesses can protect against cyber attacks, how to protect business and customer data, and cyber training that should be given to employees.

When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Calgary Police Service Headquarters, East Building, 5111 47 St. N.E.

Who: Registration is open to any business with less than 10 employees and is limited to two representatives from each company. Attendees do not need to have knowledge of cyber security or IT prior to the session.

What types of businesses will benefit from this? Anyone. This is open to businesses operating in all industries, such as medical offices, consultants, retailers, restaurants, salons, construction businesses, transportation companies, child care facilities, recreation businesses and other professional or technical services.

Register for free through Eventbrite: <

The topics covered will be:

  • Social media
    • How criminals use social media to target victims
    • Protecting personal and business identity
  • Phishing, ransomware, and other cyberscams
    • Case studies
    • Statistics
    • How to protect your business
  • Privacy legislation and responsibilities
  • Backup and data protection
  • Network and device security (passwords, malware, spam, privacy)

If you have any questions about the session, please email


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