PMI Houston Southwest: Cybersecurity Best Practices

PMI Houston Southwest: Cybersecurity Best Practices

Pre-Dinner Presentation:  Unlocking the Mysteries of M&A: Navigating Risks, Maximizing Opportunities


Chris Perfect Headshot100Chris Perfect
Chris Perfect owns and runs a corporate development firm, Concept and Perspective (CNP) based in Houston. A corporate lawyer by profession, Chris ‘escaped’ his legal career a decade ago and started working in strategy & growth roles, focusing on M&A. CNP supports successful middle market businesses to grow, transform and manage risk. A large part of his practice is helping clients to acquire other businesses, to enter new geographic markets, and develop new service offerings. CNP focuses on clients that provide services within the industrial markets, such as engineering and EPC firms serving oil & gas, chemical and manufacturing end markets. Chris lives in Katy and is married with two young children.

Topic Synopsis:

Dive into the dynamic world of mergers and acquisitions in this session led by a seasoned M&A advisor! Discover the complexities, risks, and unparalleled potential for business growth. Explore why acquisitions are a powerhouse strategy for rapid scaling. Learn how project management professionals are essential in steering acquisitions to success. Don't miss out on demystifying the art of the deal!

Learning Objectives:

1. For those with no prior exposure to M&A: to learn what M&A is and why companies acquired, also to gain a basic understanding of a typical acquisition process for private companies, including timeline, etc

2. To understand some of the key risks and success factors associated with M&A, and some of the ways that these can be addressed by the buyer

3. To understand acquisitions as a project, and to explore the role of project manager and project management in deal success

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Dinner Presentation: Cybersecurity Best Practices 

DAYA150Daya Nand, PhD
Daya Nand, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Houston-Victoria and the Founder/CEO of Advanced E-Solutions Pvt. Ltd (since 2007). He serves as the Honorary President of the American Center of Excellence and chairs the Cybersecurity Advisory Board at UHV. Nand founded the Ethical Hacker Club and authored "Homeland Security and Terrorism." He actively engages as a pentester, security auditor, and contributes significantly to academia and industry in cybersecurity. children.

Topic Synopsis:

Cybersecurity for small businesses . How to manage your business more proactively to prevent attacks. With today's rapidly changing technology, business must stay up to date on best practices to protect your business from cybersecurity attacks.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understanding Cybersecurity Threats: Identify common cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities faced by small businesses in today's digital landscape.

2. Risk Assessment and Management: Learn how to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment to identify potential security risks and vulnerabilities specific to your business operations and infrastructure.

3. Proactive Security Measures: Explore proactive security measures and best practices to protect your business from cyber attacks, including implementing strong password policies, regular software updates, and encryption protocols.

4. Security Awareness Training: Develop strategies for educating employees about cybersecurity risks and fostering a culture of security awareness within the organization.

5.  Compliance and Regulatory Requirements: Understand relevant compliance regulations and industry standards for cybersecurity

6. Continuous Improvement: Emphasize the importance of ongoing monitoring, evaluation, and adaptation of cybersecurity practices to address emerging threats and evolving technology trends.

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Event Information

Event Date 03-19-2024 5:30 pm
Event End Date 03-19-2024 8:00 pm
Cut Off Date 03-19-2024 8:00 pm
Capacity 80
Registered 16
Available Place 64
Individual Price $25 Members / $30 Guests
Location Schlumberger - Sugar Land Campus

Agendas

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Networking

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Pre-dinner Speaker Presentation

6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Networking, Dinner Opens, Chapter Announcements

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Dinner Speaker Presentation

Speakers

Chris Perfect

Pre-Dinner Speaker

Chris Perfect owns and runs a corporate development firm, Concept and Perspective (CNP) based in Houston. A corporate lawyer by profession, Chris ‘escaped’ his legal career a decade ago and started working in strategy & growth roles, focusing on M&A. CNP supports successful middle market businesses to grow, transform and manage risk. A large part of his practice is helping clients to acquire other businesses, to enter new geographic markets, and develop new service offerings. CNP focuses on clients that provide services within the industrial markets, such as engineering and EPC firms serving oil & gas, chemical and manufacturing end markets. Chris lives in Katy and is married with two young children.

Daya Nand

Dinner Speaker

Daya Nand, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Houston-Victoria and the Founder/CEO of Advanced E-Solutions Pvt. Ltd (since 2007). He serves as the Honorary President of the American Center of Excellence and chairs the Cybersecurity Advisory Board at UHV. Nand founded the Ethical Hacker Club and authored "Homeland Security and Terrorism." He actively engages as a pentester, security auditor, and contributes significantly to academia and industry in cybersecurity.

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