Cyber attacks are the most significant risk factor facing Hoosier businesses today.

An overriding goal of the 2020 Business Technology Summit is to provide information to help companies protect themselves. The event runs tomorrow and Thursday at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown.

The FBI, industry experts and leading employers are scheduled to take part.

The opening keynote focuses on cyber threats in the private sector. We want Hoosier businesses to assess if they are using the best technology available to protect all their interests and if they are using it safely.

A session on what exactly happens in a real-world cyber attack scenario leads into a discussion on how to better your cyber security posture.

That could be through having strong cyber security policies in place that your employees are educated on. A proper firewall and anti-malware software are must-haves, as is backing up confidential and important data. You also should consider the mobile element. That’s only the beginning … just a growing number of things to be aware of as cyber criminals and their threats continue to evolve.

There are a variety of educational sessions at this week’s summit, including seven panel discussions. Other topics covered include finding and retaining talent, artificial intelligence, privacy, the Internet of Things and mobility.

You can still register to attend both days or just one … hope to see you there!

Adam H. Berry is vice president of economic development and technology at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. He joined the organization in 2019.