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Three Real-World Cybersecurity Incident Response Case Studies

Join FRSecure president and industry veteran John Harmon as he breaks down three real-world cybersecurity incidents. From initial breach to remediation, John gives a rare, behind-the-scenes account of each cyberattack, allowing you to further your understanding of incident response in the field.

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Webinars

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Why Data Loss Prevention Matters to Your Security Strategy

It is no longer a question of how your business will loose data, but when. The best way to safeguard data is to back it up regularly, or is it? Listen to Michael Kedik as he shares information on how to better protect your organization against unforeseen disruptions.

Presented by Michael Kedik, Xigent

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Take Control of Your Business’s Cybersecurity Risk 

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest concerns of businesses, yet most businesses struggle to understand and manage this risk. We share how your organization can determine its own cybersecurity risks and begin implementing a cyberattack defense plan.

Presented by Rick Olivier, SBS CyberSecurity

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Cyber 101: Why Every Business Should Have Cyber Liability Insurance

The rise of information stored and transferred electronically has resulted in a remarkable increase in the potential exposures facing businesses, especially as more of the workforce is remote.

Presented by Ben Brunn, Choice Insurance, Colten Heagle, Choice Insurance, and Jeanine Loomis, RT-Specialty

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The Latest Updates in Cybersecurity and Cyberattack Prevention

Social engineering is defined as hacking human trust. The best way to protect yourself against a social engineer is to know their techniques and be aware. In this session, you’ll learn the four main types of social engineering attacks and how to prevent them.

Presented by John Harmon, President, FRSecure

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Blogs

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Stay Vigilant to Avoid Data Breach Fatigue

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Does Your Business Need Cyber Liability Insurance?

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Combatting the Growing Threat of Ransomware

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How to Identify and Prevent Phishing Attacks

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Preventing the Unseen Threat of Business Email Compromise

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The Importance of Two-Factor Authentication

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Tips to Avoid Online Scams During Tax Season

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Cyber Liability Coverage In Action

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Your Guide to the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

Businesses can claim this tax credit on qualified wages, including certain healthcare costs, paid to employees. This is a significant bonus for eligible businesses to take advantage of. Learn more about the availability of the Employee Tax Credit to determine how your business can receive this benefit.

Presented by Rachel Peters, CPA, CFE, Managing Partner, TDHCD

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Your Guide to New Tax Laws and Regulations

In this webinar, we provide a comprehensive review of the changes made by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, The CARES Act, the SECURE Act, and the PPP Flexibility Act. In addition, we discuss year-end planning opportunities, what changes lie ahead and identify possible action steps.

Presented by Mel Schwarz (JD, CPA), Director of Legislative Affairs at Eide Bailly, Ramona K. Johnson (CPA), Partner at Eide Bailly, and Jill Schneider (CPA), Partner at Eide Bailly

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Year-End Tax Planning for Small Business Owners

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Tips to Avoid Online Scams During Tax Season

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Expect the Unexpected: Your Guide to Preparing a Successful Exit Plan 

Over half of all business owners are unprepared to sell their business should an unexpected offer or life event occur. They aren’t able to maximize the value of their business, causing financial and emotional regrets. An exit plan will have you ready to exit your business, whether it’s planned or unexpected.

Presented by Steve Gerten, Business Development, Paradise Capital

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Cash Flow Management and Reforecasting During Uncertain Times

Listen as Rick Norvold and Rob DeWolfe dive deeper into the LASER (liquidity, adapt, survive, and emerge) model, and discuss how to reforecast during these unknown times.

Presented by Rick Nordvold, Founder and Partner at Growth Operators, and Rob DeWolfe, Partner at Growth Operators

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Adapting to the “New Normal” of Business Following COVID-19

This roundtable discussion featured panelists from a variety of industries including hospitality, health and wellness, and professional services.

Presented by Merry Beth Freiemuth, Yoga Teacher at Teacher Training Faculty and Green Lotus Partner, Marcia Appel, Yoga and Meditation Teacher at Teacher Training Faculty and Green Lotus Partner, Dawn Uremovich, Owner at Unleashed Hounds and Hops, Cathy Bovard, Director of Operations at D’Amico Catering, and Heide Olson, Founder and CEO at All in One Accounting, Inc.

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Resilience in Manufacturing: How to Continue to Build a COVID-19 Resistant Businesses

The presentation will discuss the three scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications of these scenarios for manufacturers.

Presented by Jim Seifert, Shareholder at Fafinski Mark & Johnson and Crystal Hatcher, EVP Chief Risk Officer at Choice Bank

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Business Transitions Following COVID-19

Main points include: Why are the alignment of strategy, culture, and decision making SO important during this time? What are the simple steps to making the right decisions to set yourself up for success?

Presented by Michelle Bonahoom, Founder and CEO at VisionOne

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Blogs

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How Small Businesses Can Strengthen Their Supply Chain

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Financing the Future of Your Business

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Are You Ready to Exit Your Business

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5 Investment Considerations for Small Business Owners

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Who to Ask When You Need to Help With a Business Plan

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Research has shown that companies with more diverse staff have higher revenues than companies that don’t. There are many approaches for a business to start its equity journey. Dee shares how a basic understanding of people who are different from yourself is critical to finding success and fulfillment in business.

Presented by Dee Baskin, Executive Director of Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota

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Strategies to Help Control Health Insurance Costs

This session covers employee and employer frustrations over the continued increase in the cost of health insurance and limited options for employees. They also discussed compliance and HR assistance for employers, how to educate employees on high deductible health plans and health savings accounts, and more.

Presented by Ben Brunn, Commercial Market Sales Manager at Choice Insurance and Rebecca Deelstra, Insurance Advisor at Choice Insurance

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Expanding Further on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is an IRS-approved, triple-tax-favored account used in conjunction with a qualified High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). This webinar will give you a deeper understanding of account eligibility, advantages, distributions, and more.

Presented by Daniel Fremling, Benefits Advisor at Choice Benefits and Lucas Wolford, Benefits Advisor at Choice Benefits

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Blogs

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Managing Workplace Culture in a Hybrid Model

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Storycentric Marketing: How to Unlock the Power & Profit of Your Story

You have a story, your business has a story, and your customers and employees have stories. Unlocking and sharing those stories is how you form meaningful connections with your customers, colleagues, and community.

Presented by Kristi Piehl, Founder and CEO of Media Minefield

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How to Stand Out and Build Your Brand Experience

Crucial to business and individual growth, is building your brand experience and attracting ideal clients. Katie Elenberger of Spark27 Creative reviews ways that you can easily turn your clients into repeat customers build brand evangelists, and stand out in a way that is authentic.

Presented by Katie Elenberger, Founder and Creative Brand Strategist of Spark27 Creative

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Your Guide to Hosting a Successful Virtual Event

This educational series answers the questions: What does it mean to create an engaging online event? And what technologies and platforms help create seamless, memorable audience experiences?

Presented by Kent Kolstad, Founder, President & Technical Director at Livewire, Katie Pipinich, Project Manager at Livewire, Ryan Babb, Director of Live Video Production at Livewire

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Strategies to Help Control Health Insurance Costs

Our team of insurance experts share proven strategies to control Health Insurance costs and provide you with the tools you need to increase employee satisfaction.

Presented by Ben Brunn, Commercial Market Sales Manager at Choice Insurance and Rebecca Deelstra, Insurance Advisor at Choice Insurance

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Cyber 101: Why Every Business Should Have Cyber Liability Insurance

The rise of information stored and transferred electronically has resulted in a remarkable increase in the potential exposures facing businesses, especially as more of the workforce is remote.

Presented by Ben Brunn, Choice Insurance, Colten Heagle, Choice Insurance, and Jeanine Loomis, RT-Specialty

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Blogs

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Reducing Auto Claims for Businesses

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Does Your Business Need Cyber Liability Insurance?

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Cyber Liability Coverage In Action

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Historic Drought Conditions Create Volatility in Ag Markets, Threat to Yields

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Protecting Your Crop from Unpredictable Weather

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