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Cybersecurity 101

Cybersecurity 101

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM) (EDT)


 Panel Discussion

No matter the type of business, you utilize technology in some capacity every day, and in today’s technological world cybersecurity breaches are becoming just as regular. The good news is that there are tools out there to protect your information and systems.  


Join us as we welcome three local experts for their thoughts on how to identify, protect and recover from these cyber risks – all summed up into the top practices you need to implement in your organization.


This interactive panel is designed for those from family-owned business to large manufacturers. Cybersecurity is vital to us all!  

What You Can Expect From The Program 

  • A better understanding of your organization’s responsibilities and liabilities when it comes to protecting yourself, your customers, and your vendors 
  • A list of key system checks that you should be a part of your daily business, like Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) 
  • A framework scenario for how to navigate an actual cybersecurity breach 

Meet Our Panelists

David Steenwyk

President, Macatawa Technologies 

David Steenwyk is founder and President of Macatawa Technologies since 2002. A problem solver by nature, he loves getting to know our clients and helping their organizations grow and improve through technology solutions. As a small business owner, he believes that he has a unique perspective when it comes to solving problems that companies face today. He has a strong understanding of the fundamentals of business where he loves combining that knowledge of technology to solve problems and help our clients succeed.


John Johnston

Co-Founder, PeopleIT 

 John Johnston is a partner at PeopleIT, a West Michigan-based Technology and Process Consultancy, that he started with his friend Charlie Lambers in 2018.  PeopleIT's proprietary Insight13 analysis aligns people, processes, and technology to drive growth and unity. John was born in Northern Ireland and has lived in West Michigan since 2004 with his wife Abbey. They have a four-year-old daughter Eddie Jo and a recently added cat called Yewn (our daughter named the cat).

Mark Veldhoff

CEO & Owner, Envizion IT 

Mark Veldhoff has pursued excellence in IT risk mitigation throughout his career. Mark founded Envizion IT with the mission of helping clients of all sizes make informed decisions about the balance of security risks and the costs of securing their assets. A core facet of Envizion's service is understanding each client's unique security requirements and applying solutions to meet their individual needs.


Members: $20 

Non-Members: $30

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