Brian S. Dennis has often been called a disaster magnet. On the ground during Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike in southern Louisiana, Brian has been around his share of disasters. Add to that earthquakes, blizzards, forest fires and only one plane that caught on fire, Brian is well aware of what an interruption can do to a business. These days, Brian has set his sights on the looming disaster of Cyber Crime in America’s small business and non-profit communities.
28 million small businesses across the United States are woefully unprepared for the threats that cyber criminals bring. Businesses are insured for the possibility of a physical interruption, but what happens when planning does not include a business’ digital footprint?
As a natural storyteller, Brian has entertained and educated associations and conferences about the need for a better understanding of the cyber threat. His gift for public speaking and willingness to adapt to meet the needs of any group makes him a commodity among engaging speakers.
As director of the nation’s first Cyber Security Center for Small Business, Brian S. Dennis is working to raise awareness on both the physical and cyber sides of business interruption. Brian is building a safer small business ecosystem, with business owners prepared to weather any storm.
Director, Cybersecurity Center for Small Business
America's Small Business Development Center - Kansas
America's Small Business Development Center-Kansas
America’s SBDC recognizes outstanding SBDC employees from each state at its annual conference. State Stars are recognized for exemplary performance, making a significant contribution to their the SBDC program and showing a strong commitment to small business.
In the small business community there is a shared sense of vulnerability to cyber-attacks. My two hour presentation opens the complicated world of cyber-security up to the average user. Cybersecurity experts have created a language that can be complicated to understand and even harder to implement. This presentation gives attendees the secrets to protecting their digital footprint.
I am the voice for Cyber Security education in the small business world.