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Cybersecurity Expert Jesse Castro Reveals Risks and Solutions For Cyberattacks Against Small Businesses On Influencers Radio

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On a recent episode of Influencers Radio with Jack Mize, America’s Favorite Cybersecurity Expert™ and author of the upcoming book “CYBERSECURITY SECRETS” Jesse Castro discussed how he helps small to medium-sized businesses protect their digital and physical assets from the hordes of cyber threats lurking in the world today.

It seems that security breaches and cyber-attacks against high-profile companies, big e-commerce retailers, and financial institutions are in the news on a regular basis.  But small businesses are also prime targets for hackers and cybercriminals as well.

As the founder of the Cybersecurity firm Freedom Managed Services, Jesse Castro knows that many hackers are looking for the low-hanging fruit, the businesses that are exposed. Small to medium-sized businesses often have the least-protected websites and networks, making the cybercriminal’s job much easier. 

During the interview, Castro revealed how the recent growth of remote workers driven by the COVID pandemic can create potential security risks, even if the business has implemented measures to protect themselves. Castro says, “If you’re the owner of a small business and you don’t have an IT department or person that you rely on, one thing you need to understand is when you have people logging in from home, and they’re using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), which is an inherently secure encrypted tunnel from their home PC to your work PC. The problem is that you don’t know who set up the environment at their home. So, you don’t know if the password was changed on the router, which it should have been. You don’t know who set everything up or if there’s a time bomb sitting inside that network just waiting to explode. And if there is, and they log into your network through that VPN, and they are infected, your network is now going to become infected as well.”

Castro also shared the importance of not just protecting systems and data to prevent attacks but how critical it is to have a recovery plan in place in the event of a security breach, explaining how companies without a solid business continuity plan that is tested regularly can be one cyber-attack away from closure.

Listening to this episode, it’s easy to understand why Castro is the trusted expert to Owners, Executives, and Directors of small to medium-sized businesses when it comes to securing the systems and data behind the companies they’ve worked so hard to build.

To listen to the full interview visit https://InfluencersRadio.com/jesse-castro

To learn more about Jesse Castro and Freedom Managed Services visit https://fmsit.net

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TOP 30 Finalist Moving to Phase II of The National Black Business Pitch Competition

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The National Black Business Pitch (NBBP) is a virtual competition designed to connect Black-owned businesses to corporations who are looking to expand and diversify their supply chain with new products and services.

These thirty businesses have advanced to the final competition and the opportunity to win cash prizes of up to $10,000. The final competition will consist of a 2-day live virtual event, August 17 & 18, 2021, where the business owner will Pitch his or her business to multiply corporations from across the United States.

Learn more at https://nationalblackbusinesspitch.com/

If your corporation desires to do business with Black-owned, founded, or controlled businesses throughout the United States, you too want to get in on the action. Become a sponsor today and join forces with other corporations like  The Walt Disney Company, Honda, AT&T, SRP, & Delta and support the NBBP. You may also register to view the live competition at https://wbecwest.virtualfusions.com/e/national-black-business-pitch/register/.

Follow us on Facebook and join WBEC-West LIVE on Facebook, August 30th to hear the winners of the NBBP (The National Black Business Pitch).  

Reach out and contact us. www.wbec-west.org

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PROGRAM 15 Announces Collaboration with Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics For New Balance Future Stars Series Amateur Player Development Events

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PROGRAM 15 and New Balance Baseball continue their unwavering commitment to change the game of baseball, announcing their collaboration with Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics.

In partnership with Southern Nevada Preps, the New Balance Future Stars Series will identify teams and players across the country to compete in fall tournaments throughout Las Vegas, Arizona, Southern California, Northern California, and the Northwest.

During the fall regional tournaments, elite players will be identified by PROGRAM 15’s National Staff of former Major League Players, Coaches, and Scouts to participate in fall signature events this year. Teams from surrounding states will participate in 4 age groups (17/18U, 16U, 15U, 14U) with a 3-game minimum using NHSF Rules.

Southern Nevada Preps will operate tournament events in conjunction with the New Balance Future Stars Series brand in beginning with The Las Vegas Fall Super Regional, which kicks off September 10th with games played at college and high school fields located in the Henderson, Las Vegas, and Southern Nevada area.

Jeremy Booth, PROGRAM 15 Founder, CEO and President of Baseball Operations for The New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series said, “Robert and SNP are professionals. You can feel the energy from the minute he speaks and it’s contagious. We’re looking forward to the relationship and growing together for players on the West Coast for years to come.”

Since its inception in 2016, The New Balance Future Stars Series has impacted over 15,000 athletes all over the world. As the Official Global Grassroots Player Identification and Development Program for New Balance Baseball, PROGRAM 15 is backed by decades of Pro Baseball Scouting experience. Their highly-skilled scouting staff provides amateur players in-depth and credible evaluations they can trust because they are the same credible evaluations that are trusted by Major League scouts and college coaches across the country.

For more information on The New Balance Future Stars Series Las Vegas Fall Super Regional as well as other events visit https://FutureStarsSeries.com

ABOUT SOUTHERN NEVADA PREPARATORY ATHLETICS:
Southern Nevada Preparatory Athletics aims to bring quality baseball league play and tournaments to the Southern Nevada region. SN Preps events provide exceptional competition and positive exposure. To learn more visit https://www.snpreps.com

ABOUT PROGRAM 15:
PROGRAM 15 boasts a faculty and staff that includes multiple Major League All-Stars and World Series veterans responsible for executing the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, an initiative between the two organizations to elevate the game of baseball by providing amateur players across all economic levels an opportunity to reach their full potential through the training, development, and guidance of former MLB players, scouts, and coaches. For more information on PROGRAM 15 and the Future Stars Series, visit www.futurestarsseries.com or @program15bb and @ftrstarsseries on Twitter.

ABOUT NEW BALANCE:
New Balance Athletics, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. Manufactured in the U.S. for more than 75 years and representing a limited portion of our U.S. sales, New Balance MADE U.S. is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns and operates four factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 7,000 associates around the globe and in 2020 reported worldwide sales of $3.3 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com and for the latest press information please visit https://newbalance.newsmarket.com.

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Resolute Media CEO Announces Brisbane THRIVE Initiative for Local Businesses

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Resolute Media CEO, Brian Richards, has revealed a new initiative for local Brisbane, Queensland businesses, to be launched officially in the first week of September, 2021.

Called the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative, this project will seek to assist local South East Queensland businesses in Australia, especially those who are continuing to feel the impact of the pandemic.

“Business is a challenge for smaller operations at the best of times,” said Richards, “Given the additional hurdles continuing to be faced, we want to make the best traffic, training and tools we have available to interested Brisbane businesses.”

Richards has decades of experience in employing digital technologies to support business outcomes. He is keen to provide more immediate, practical, evidence-based support for the small business sector.

Resolute Media has already begun work on the infrastructure and systems needed to start rolling out the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative from early September through to the end of 2021 and potentially ongoing, depending on the feedback and outcomes experienced.

“We have always believed in leading with value,” Richards explained, “That has meant creating results in advance for clients wherever possible. We have now expanded and formalised that long-held business philosophy in our new credo of Proof Over Promises.”

Richards asserts that Proof Over Promises principles will underpin all aspects of the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative. This means that local business owners will be afforded numerous weekly opportunities to test out for themselves a broad range of cutting edge marketing technologies, at no cost and with no obligations. A number of these resources are proprietary and exclusive to Resolute Media, who will fund the initial availability of these assets.

The marketing systems firm will also provide comprehensive training, tools and traffic options on a complimentary basis from September onwards. It is devoting August to setting up structures, preliminary testing and seeking feedback from interested parties.

Those parties will include local Brisbane charities and groups, who have also been severely impacted by the pandemic. Resolute Media will be looking for opportunities to support these non-profits in a number of projects under consideration for this year.

Further information can be obtained by emailing [email protected] A dedicated website and social media presence are also being created to provide regular updates leading up to the launch of the Brisbane THRIVE Initiative in early September, 2021.

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