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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Businesses invited to learn how to ramp up cyber security measures

     Sterling Heights, Mich. – The Macomb-OU INCubator is inviting business leaders interested in learning how to meet their cyber security needs to attend the next Lunch & Launch event on Thursday, April 18.

     Attendees will gain insight on how to protect themselves, their intellectual property (IP) and their personal identifiable information (PII) from High Bit Security Chief Operating Officer and Company founder Adam Goslin in a presentation titled, "Start Secure, Stay Secure: IT Security Best Practices for Startups or Established Organizations."

     As Robert Mueller, head of the FBI, states, "There are two kinds of companies, those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked." In fact, Goslin notes that cyber theft of IP and PII is costing US companies billions of dollars every year.

     Whether they are startups with heavy capital investments or established organizations with valuable books of business, companies are at risk for cyber theft and may not know how vulnerable they are. With this in mind, Goslin will review security-testing methods for assessing network and application vulnerabilities, as well as offer recommendations for security best practices.

     Goslin has an extensive career in application, infrastructure and overall system security, with particular focus on helping companies gain and maintain credit card compliance from inception through ongoing maintenance. He has guided hundreds of penetration-testing clients through the process of securing their environments, interfacing between clients and technical staff to complete the penetration testing, reporting and mediation process.

     This lecture, set for noon to 1 p.m. at the Macomb-OU INCubator, will include a question and answer period. It is sponsored, complete with a complimentary lunch, by MangoTree Capital.

     The incubator is located in the Velocity building at 6633 Eighteen Mile Road in Sterling Heights. Those interested in attending the lecture are asked to register in advance by contacting Joan Carleton at (586) 884-9324 or e-mailing to macINC@oakland.edu.

     The Macomb-OU INCubator provides comprehensive development and support to startup and emerging businesses with a focus on the defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. For more information, visit the incubator website at oakland.edu/macombouinc.

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     The Macomb-Oakland University INCubator provides entrepreneurial resources, business solutions, and access to student interns and proactive support to businesses at every stage, in an effort to help start-ups on their path to success. The INCubator's goal is to create jobs and advance the development of businesses with obtaining necessary financing for growth, business strategy, consultation, access to appropriate rental space, shared business services, and equipment and technology support services in the areas of defense, homeland security and advanced manufacturing.

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Oakland University is a doctoral, research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 139 bachelor's degree programs and 127 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing and The Honors College. Visit Oakland University on the Web at oakland.edu.