MHCC Members Get Hacked at our October 2017 Tercer Jueves Business Networking Event
The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC) held their October 2017 Tercer Jueves signature business networking event last week at the Microsoft Technology Center in Southfield. Jennifer Draper, Microsoft Surface Solution Sales Professional and Microsoft Business Expert Zachary Muma were there to welcome MHCC members and set the tone for great networking opportunities and business exchange.
Aligned with National Cyber Security Awareness Month, MHCC brought in cyber security expert, Amy Babinchak, President of Harbor Computer Services to share best practices every business should know to protect themselves online and to recover in the event a cyber incident occurs.
While statistics show that only 55% of businesses
think that they’ve been a target of a cyber-attack, within minutes, our speaker was able to get nearly 100% of people in the room to admit that they’ve seen the threat types she presented.
95% of these attacks result in software downloaded onto your computer and silently sending tidbits of information it finds into the bad guys databases, which they will later sell. Your mailing address sells for just a couple of pennies…maybe a little more for your SSN. However, the real payoff lies in getting your banking and credit card information.
Top 4 things you can do right now to protect yourself:
- Use a password remembering tool like Roboform,
- Always take advantage of two-factor authentication
- Subscribe to URL and attachment scanning services
- Keep everything in your digital life up to date
“The bad guys are counting on you to use weak passwords repeatedly around the Internet, and running old software; it’s how they make their money,” said Babinchak.”Providing our members access to subject matter experts (SMEs) and developmental resources they need to grow profitable and sustainable businesses is a priority for the MHCC. Cybersecurity is something that effects all businesses and we hope that our members will take all the steps recommended to protect their businesses online,” said Gloria Lara, CEO of Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Don’t miss our final Tercer Jueves event on November 16th, hosted by Flagstar Bank in Troy, MI! We will be announcing the theme of our November Tercer Jueves soon on all of our social media channels so be sure to connect with us!
28th Annual Fiesta Hispana
The MHCC is proud to invite you to celebrate its 28th Annual Fiesta Hispana Gala on Friday, December 1, 2017. Hundreds of distinguished guests are expected to attend our signature celebration at the MGM Grand Detroit.
Fiesta Hispana has been the premier event for galvanizing relationships between Hispanic automotive suppliers and their Tier 1 customers as well as business, civic, community, educational and government industry leaders from across Michigan.
We look forward to your company making this another memorable celebration.
October Featured Member
Lawrence Garcia, Owner, Garcia Law Group, PLLC
MEET LAWRENCE GARCIA, OWNER, GARCIA LAW GROUP, PLLC
In 2011, Lawrence García formed García Law Group, PLLC to pursue his personal mission: to create Michigan’s first Latino law firm.
“I’m very lucky. What I do does not seem like work because I thoroughly enjoy getting to know our clients, understanding their difficulties and solving their problems.”
García is an expert in trial advocacy and his record for trial victories has made him one of the most sought after attorneys in the Detroit Metropolitan area.
October Featured Corporate Member
Toyota Motor Company was amongst one of 48 companies honored by The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for their commitment to supplier diversity at the USHCC’s Million Dollar Club Breakfast during its signature National Convention on October 3rd in Dallas, TX.
The Million Dollar Club was established to recognize corporations that actively demonstrate a commitment to minority and women owned enterprises through their work with Hispanic suppliers. This year’s honorees have invested a minimum of $25 million to upwards of $1 billion or more in contracts with Hispanic-owned companies. In total these companies have invested approximately $17.3 billion collectively.
Toyota will host their Toyota Opportunity Exchange event on Thursday November 9, 2017.