ESET’s Stephen Cobb to Speak on National Small Business Week’s Cybersecurity Panel

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Keystone U.S. Small Business Administration Event Audience Will Learn Best Practices for Protecting Data, Devices and Systems

ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive digital protection for more than two decades, announced today that ESET Senior Security Researcher Stephen Cobb will be speaking on a cybersecurity-focused panel at the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) annual National Small Business Week (NSBW) keystone event in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 2. Joined by executives from Microsoft, ADP and The National Institute of Standards and Technology, Cobb will share pressing cybersecurity issues faced by small businesses and practical steps they should take to stay protected against the latest cyberthreats.

“Small businesses are an attractive target for cybercriminals because they often handle the same sensitive data and information that larger enterprises do, but often lack the sophisticated security protocols of those organizations,” said Cobb. “It’s critical that small business owners take the time to identify what data and devices they have that may be at risk, put solutions in place to protect that information and continue to reassess their strategy on an ongoing basis.”

What:   National Small Business Week cybersecurity panel
Stephen Cobb, senior security researcher, ESET
When:  Monday, May 2, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. – noon ET
U.S. Institute of Peace - 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C. (and streamed live from

More information on National Small Business Week can be found here:

ESET will be making resources available to small business for NSBW including its free “Small Business Cybersecurity Survival Guide” that provides small businesses with actionable measures to take to protect their business from cyber threats. The guide is available here:

Follow @ESET and #DreamSmallBiz to stay informed about small business cybersecurity during National Small Business Week.

About ESET:
Since 1987, ESET® has been developing award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires. For more information visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Kiley Nichols
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