#SMEPME Twitter Chat — Cyber Security for Small and Medium Businesses — 2014

Canada Business Network (CBN) is hosting a Twitter chat with Public Safety Canada on cyber security for small and medium businesses.

The CBN provides Canadian entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow and prosper, including a wide range of information on federal and provincial/territorial government services, programs and regulations.

Recognizing the cyber security challenges SMEs may face, the CBN will be hosting a bilingual Twitter chat with Public Safety Canada as its guest. On November 20 at noon EST, our guest will answer your questions about cyber security.

Mark Matz from Public Safety Canada will discuss cyber security practices and issues for small and medium businesses. Some of the topics will include cyber planning, Point-of-Sale security and cloud computing. Mark Matz is Director of Policy and Issues Management within the National Cyber Security Directorate at Public Safety Canada.

Public Safety Canada's Get Cyber Safe Guide for Small and Medium Businesses is designed to help Canadians who own or manage a small or medium business understand the cyber security risks they face, and provide them with practical advice on how to better protect their business and employees from cybercrime.

Join the live discussion by using and following the hashtag #SMEPME.

Event Details

  • Type: Live discussion on Twitter
  • Topic: Cyber Security for Small and Medium Businesses. How can you protect your business?
  • Date: November 20, 2014 at noon EST

Twitter Chat Participation

  1. This Twitter chat is being conducted in accordance with the CBN's Social Media Terms of Use. Please read them carefully prior to joining in on the chat.
  2. During the Twitter chat, Public Safety Canada (PS) will only answer questions related to the Get Cyber Safe Guide for Small and Medium Business. Replies will be posted in the same language as the original tweet. Tweets will not be duplicated in the other official language. For those wishing to obtain a translation of a specific tweet, it will be provided upon request.  The request should be sent to social.media@ps-sp.gc.ca
  3. Public Safety Canada (PS) cannot respond to questions about specific products, services or situations.
  4. For your safety and security, please do not provide personal information during the chat. This includes any information that can identify you, such as a phone number, address or email.
  5. Depending on the volume of tweets received, the CBN and PS may not be able to respond to all tweets.
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