Cybersecurity Essentials for International Business


Cybersecurity Essentials for International Business

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


How can you best protect information, computers, and networks from cyberattacks?

Do you have data backup and mobile device policies in place?

What cybersecurity resources are available for small businesses?

Join MITC to hear from our expert panel to learn about the common types of cybersecurity threats and action steps to protect your company and customers. Bring your questions for our panel.


Patricia R. Toth

With over 35 years of experience in Cybersecurity, Pat was most recently the Cybersecurity Services Manager at the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) where she developed the Cybersecurity Services offering across the MEP National Network of 51 MEP Centers and led the MEP National Network Cybersecurity Working Group. Pat has written numerous blogs and articles on Cybersecurity for Small and Mid-sized manufacturers. She is a nationally recognized expert and has been greatly sought after as a speaker at various conferences and events.


Chris Saucier

Chris Saucier is the Research Alliance Development Director for Cybersecurity and Secure Communications for the Roux Institute at Northeastern University. Previously, he served as a strategy consultant with ‘Big 5’ consulting firms Accenture and Deloitte before joining Portland, Maine’s Beacon Group where he led the company’s Aerospace, Defense and Government consulting practice. Chris is also a 20+ year US Air Force Veteran and continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force Reserves.

Rob Simopoulos

Rob Simopoulos is the Co-Founder of Defendify. Rob is a 25+ year veteran of the Security industry, successfully building and growing multiple businesses, and taking on various industry advisory and board roles. He is a frequent national speaker and thought leader on security. Rob and his Defendify team have received awards and recognition from many trusted industry experts and publications.

Lori Sussman

Lori Sussman, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor of Technology and Cybersecurity at the University of Southern Maine. A West Point graduate and retired U.S. Army Colonel, her assignments include: 15th Regimental Signal Brigade Commander, 122d Signal Battalion Commander, Presidential Communications Officer, Joint Staff J-6 XO, Assistant to the Army Chief of the Staff, and many tactical positions. Dr. Sussman spent time in many companies, most notably Cisco Systems and HPE. Her research areas include cybersecurity education, training and awareness, and technology leadership. In 2021, Governor Mills named Dr. Sussman as one of eleven veteran aides-de-camp.


There is no cost to attend the live webinar. Advance registration is required.