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Rota SBDC to Host Cybersecurity 101: A Crucial Training Opportunity for Small Businesses on Rota


Thursday, May 2, 2024

Rota SBDC to Host Cybersecurity 101: A Crucial Training Opportunity for Small Businesses on Rota

(Rota, CNMI) Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and are also increasingly becoming targets for cyber threats. In recognition of the critical need for cybersecurity education and preparedness, the Rota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is proud to announce its upcoming training session, “Cybersecurity 101,” specifically tailored for entrepreneurs and small business owners on the island of Rota.

Scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2024, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, the training will be held in Room A-1 at the Northern Marianas College Rota Center. This invaluable session will be conducted by renowned cybersecurity expert Herman M. Kintol, owner of KRS Cyberworx. With over a decade of experience in the field, Kintol brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to help attendees understand the fundamentals of cybersecurity and how to protect their businesses from cyber threats.

Cybersecurity is no longer a luxury but a necessity for businesses of all sizes. As technology continues to advance, so do the methods employed by cybercriminals. Small businesses, often lacking the resources and expertise of larger corporations, are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks. A single breach can have devastating impacts, including financial loss, damage to reputation, and even legal liabilities.

By participating in “Cybersecurity 101,” small business owners on Rota will gain essential and affordable knowledge and skills to safeguard their digital assets, customer data, and overall business operations. Topics covered will include understanding common cyber threats, implementing basic security measures, and developing a proactive cybersecurity strategy tailored to the unique needs of small businesses.

Seats for this training session are limited, and interested individuals are encouraged to register early to secure their spot. Registration can be completed online at:]. For additional information, please contact the CNMI SBDC at 670-237-6888 or email us at

As part of CNMI SBDC’s ongoing commitment to supporting budding entrepreneurs, this training opportunity comes at no-cost to participants. To learn more about the CNMI SBDC, and the range of programs and services available to small businesses in the Northern Mariana Islands, visit the official website at

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities, and safeguarding their success is essential for a thriving economy. Join CNMI SBDC for “Cybersecurity 101” and take the first step towards securing your business in an increasingly digital world.

The CNMI SBDC Network promotes a business-friendly economic infrastructure in the community, builds entrepreneurial capacity and financial literacy within that community, and provides current and nascent small businesses with the technical assistance, counseling, training, and support they need to innovate, adapt, and grow. 

The CNMI Small Business Development Center Network (CNMI SBDC) Network comprises the CNMI SBDC lead center located in Saipan, the Rota SBDC, and Tinian SBDC. CNMI SBDC Network is partially funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Northern Marianas College. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals with at least two weeks advance notice. For arrangements, please contact your local SBDC at P.O.Box 501250 Saipan, MP 96950, Tel: (670) 237-6888, or email Services are extended to the public on a non-disciplinary basis.

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