Welcome to PNAA’s Webinar Weeks.

Join PNAA for bi-weekly networking sessions without even leaving your office. The 1st and 3rd week of every month, we host a variety of webinars on topics that interest you and provide opportunities for you to meet other members of the northwest supply chain.

Next Webinar Week:

Webinar Week: October 12 - Shoring Up Your Cybersecurity to Grow Your Global Business

Shoring Up Your Cybersecurity to Grow Your Business: An Executive Strategic Dialogue

* This is a must attend webinar for C-suite executives and business owners.

Join us on October 12th at Noon PT for our discussion regarding how the impact of cybersecurity breaches internationally are affecting our local businesses.

Cybersecurity is on the minds of foreign buyers and procurement agencies. How will more robust information and data security measures impact your global and local sales and marketing success?  Hear from trade advisors with the U.S. Commercial Service on what this means for your company, and how to tap into the resources of the state and the largest federal government agency charged with trade promotion and preparing as many businesses as we can, so they don’t fail to meet the standards in the near future. This secures your place in the DoD supply chain.

Our presenters, Alexa Byers, Business Oregon’s Trade Specialist for Transportation & Defense and Kellie Holloway Jarman, Oregon’s U.S. Commercial Service to support this effort, hear how Business Oregon’s Export Promotion Program is helping businesses pay for cybersecurity work that can help them attain additional international business long-term. Up to $30,000/year in grant funding (matching funds) is available to small-sized Oregon exporters that want to pursue export market development. For cybersecurity projects, EAR/ITAR training, CMMC, and EU Privacy work these funds can help by providing reimbursement for up to 75% of the eligible cost.

Dave Miller – FNI, will lead us in this critical market conversation on how meeting cybersecurity compliance standards, specifically NIST and CMMC, will be your competitive advantage in a shrinking pool of manufacturers.

About Business Oregon:

Business Oregon helps Oregon business locate, grow, export and expand. The state agency provides: 1) business loans with lottery dollars; 2) technical assistance; and 3) industry support. Export financing and grants, available through our agency or regional partners, may be used for a wide range of export-related initiatives.

About U.S. Commercial Service for Oregon & SW Washington:

The U.S. Commercial Service helps companies grow international sales.  Through local and US Embassy-based trade advisors, they work to get the intel you need to find and vet partners, understand commercial practices and politics, meet foreign import regulations, and position your business for export success.

About Future Networking (FNI):

FNI assist companies by securing their data and mitigating the risk of cyber-attack. They are specialists in providing cybersecurity services for companies in the Defense Industrial Base under the NIST 800-171 framework, in addition to the CMMC framework which is slowly being rolled out.

They also specialize in assisting clients in meeting their ITAR and EAR data storage and file transfer cybersecurity compliance needs.

With over 25 years of international trade experience, in addition to business consulting, their goal is to assist clients securing their data as they build their business, both domestically and internationally.

Event Information

Event Date Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:00 pm PST
Event End Date Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:30 pm PST
Cut off date Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:15 pm PST
Cost Free or Donation
Location Virtual

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