Salt Lake Chamber Hosts 2nd annual Cybersecurity Conference

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (March 15, 2018) — More than 300 people attended the Salt Lake Chamber’s second annual Cybersecurity Conference at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City today. The conference was designed to help small and mid-size businesses develop, evaluate and strengthen their cybersecurity programs.

“Cyber attacks are one of the biggest threats to Utah business, and yet too many businesses are either not prepared or underprepared to handle these cyber threats,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “No matter the size of the business or organization, everyone should have a cyber plan in place. This is no longer just an IT problem, it’s an organization problem that needs to be addressed by every business across the state, in every industry and in companies of all sizes.”

Conference attendees heard from top experts from government and the private sector about how to assess cybersecurity threats, the challenges for small and mid-size businesses, and how to create cyber incident response plans.

“While cyber attacks may be inevitable, they do not have to be devastating. Preparing for this reality will allow businesses to respond in a fluid manner that enables recovery,” said Matt Sorenson, CISO and vice president of risk management at Secuvant.

The Salt Lake Chamber is dedicated to educating the business community about the shared responsibility of cybersecurity. Earlier this year, the Salt Lake Chamber Cybersecurity Leadership Council published Cybersecurity Best Practices for Utah’s Businesses, which can be found here.


About the Salt Lake Chamber: 

The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association. A statewide chamber of commerce with members in all 29 Utah counties, the Chamber represents the broad interests of the state’s 63,000-plus employers, which employ more than 1.4 million Utahns. This includes thousands of Chamber members and their employees. With roots that date back to 1887, the Chamber stands as the voice of business, supports its members’ success and champions community prosperity.