Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:58

October 9th BusinessWorks: Protecting your Business against Cyber Crime!

October BusinessWorks! – Tuesday, October 9th Noon – 1:15 Lunch n’ Learn

Topic: Protecting your Business against Cyber Crime!


cyberThe Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce October BusinessWorks will be held at our NEW TIME – Noon to 1:15 at the Chamber. It is a Lunch n’ Learn program and we encourage you to bring a lunch and learn with us!

This month we examine Cyber Crime. In 2018, it is estimated that Cybercrime will generate at least $1.5 trillion and that number according to experts is conservative. Detective Rick Rojas, a Detective with the Huntersville Police Department, will share time and information to guard your business against online theft. Detective Rojas will discuss: Different types of Cyber Crimes such as Ransomware; things to look for in a suspicious email; and safeguards that small business can use to protect themselves.

The BusinessWorks Program is brought to you in collaboration with SCORE – America’s Small Business Counselors. Held at the Chamber – Randy Marion Conference Room. BusinessWorks is a program of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce that focuses on personal skills: management, marketing, operations, and sales.

About our Speaker - Detective Richard E. Rojas, Town of Huntersville Police Department - Criminal Investigations DivisionRojas

Richard “Rick” Rojas is a 32 year veteran of law enforcement and began his career with the Middletown Police Department in Orange County, New York. Rick served as the DARE officer for 14 years teaching over 13,000 elementary students. He was President of the New York State DARE Officers Association and in 2005 was awarded the association’s “Career Achievement Award” and named “Officer of the Year.”

Rick started with the Huntersville Police Department in 2008 and was promoted to Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division with an emphasis on Financial and Cyber Crimes. In 2013 he was presented CID’s “Most Valuable Employee” award. Rick received his North Carolina Advanced Law Enforcement Certification and is a Police Instructor on the department training staff. He is a certified Mobile Device Examiner through the National Computer Forensics Institute and currently serves on the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force.

Outside of work Rick loves spending time with Tammy, his lovely wife of 23 years and their 2 dogs. He enjoys being out on his boat (when it runs), riding his motorcycle and flying airplanes as he is an FAA certified private pilot.

Pictured is Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce President Bill Russell, Detective Rck Rojas, and Huntersville Police Chief Cleveland Spruill.

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