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WCC classes offer cybersecurity guidance for small businesses

Post Date:03/24/2016 8:29 a.m.

Whatcom Community College’s Community & Continuing Education program is offering three cybersecurity classes to help small businesses protect their digital assets. The courses will be taught by Eric P. Blank, an investigator, mediator and court-appointed Special Master on matters relating to computer forensics, cybersecurity, and hostile intrusion response.  He is the founder of Blank Law + Technology. Registration is now open.

The first class Information Security for the Small Business, 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, April 12, will help small-business owners and managers determine where to start to protect their digital information. Instructor Eric Blank will introduce the most common elements of information security for small businesses.

The second session, Safety on the Information Superhighway: A Checklist for Your Web Presence, 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, May 10, will provide an overview of what businesses need to know to keep their website and online information safe. Participants will leave with a comprehensive checklist of best practices for avoiding security, regulatory, and legal concerns. The list includes alerts for trademark and copyright violations, violation of laws limiting information gathering, the biggest pitfalls facing online merchandising, and how to handle security threats and threats to reputation.

Session three, Best Practices for Moving Your Business to the Cloud, 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, June 7, will reveal common mistakes and share best practices when moving business data to the cloud.

Each session is $55 or take all three classes for just $139. Classes are held in WCC’s Foundation Building, room 201C. For more information and to register, visit or call 360.383.3200.

About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College is a regionally and nationally accredited two-year college with an accomplished faculty and staff who serve 11,000 students annually. On its campus in Bellingham, Wash., and through online courses, Whatcom offers transfer degrees, professional and technical training programs, as well as basic education, job skills, and Community & Continuing Education classes. For more information, visit

Contact: Mary Vermillion, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310,

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