Update

The UTSA Institute for Economic Development is open for business.
Each of our small business service centers are available to you during this difficult and unexpected time.
One-on-one confidential consulting will continue. We are available to assist you by email, phone, or video conference.
Some traditional classroom-based training/events will be available electronically.
For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan information, go directly to www.sba.gov/disaster
For COVID-19 small business resources, go to www.americassbdc.org/disaster

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Small Business Cybersecurity Training Academy

FALL COHORT SCHEDULED FOR DEL MAR COLLEGE SBDC IN CORPUS CHRISTI

Come and learn how to become compliant with regulations to do business with the federal government. Participants will leave each session with an action plan on the steps needed to meet the requirement for the topics covered that day. The guidelines put into effect December of 2017 make business owners and managers responsible for office operations and a formalized plan.

The Small Business Cybersecurity Training Academy is designed to address the federal requirement for contract compliance outlined by the FAR and DFARS as well as the NIST cybersecurity framework.  This Academy will be a hands-on series in which each participant will develop functional plans and processes to address cybersecurity compliance requirements and resiliency.

Target Audience – business owners and managers responsible for ensuring requirements are met. Elements considered for participant selection will include: current clients of the UTSA PTAC, federal contracting activity, size of business, number of years in business, and industry type.

  • Is your business in compliance with the DFARs against cyber attacks?
  • Are you aware of the Federal Contracting requirements on data security?
  • Do you have a Systems Security Plan that meets Federal requirements?

The Academy is a hands-on series of four 4-hour sessions conducted over a 4 week period in which each participant will develop a plan to address cybersecurity compliance requirements.

Dates: Wednesdays– August 22, August 29, September 5 and September 12, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm
Place: 3209 S. Staples, Corpus Christi TX 78411-2524
Total cost is $199 upon acceptance. ($100 rebate available to applicable registrants)

Registration: https://utsa.ecenterdirect.com/events/29736

Point of Contact: Monica Benavides Stuber (361) 698-1021

Please contact our office at (210) 458-2458 for information on the next class scheduled for the San Antonio area and assistance with your Systems Security Plan.

Small Business Emergency Preparedness

WOULD YOUR BUSINESS SURVIVE IF…

  • The road to your business closes as result of construction or bad weather?
  • A key supplier/customer goes out of business?
  • A key employee gets sick for an extended period of time?

WHY PREPARE

From workplace disruptions to natural and man-made disasters, as a small business owner, you should be ready for anything. Unexpected events can quickly interrupt your business putting you and your employees at risk. If you are not prepared, your business could shut down forever.

WHERE TO START

Developing a business continuity plan will protect your business by minimizing the impact of unplanned disruption and improve the likelihood that your business will survive and recover. Through grants provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration, businesses impacted by local disasters can take advantage of prepaid business assistance in planning for recovery. All small businesses can benefit from the services of their local SBDC.

News and Resources

Governor’s Office of Emergency Management- COVID19 in Texas Texas Department of Insurance – Coronavirus Resources Texas Department of Insurance – Disasters: How to Repair & Recover Resource Page Texas Department of State Health Services, Surviving Disaster: How Texans Prepare – VIDEOS U.S. Small Business Administration – Disaster Assistance

Employer Services

Certified human resource professionals provide direct assistance to small business employers in the areas of employment practices, emergency preparedness, regulatory compliance, job site safety, drug-free workplace, and effective HR management. Contact: Deirdre Pattillo, Project Manager Phone: 210-458-2458 deirdre.pattillo@utsa.edu    

FOR UPCOMING TRAINING/ WORKSHOPS GO TO THE TRAINING TAB