Safeguarding Your Business from Cyber Threats

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Join us for our next Consultants' Network meeting on Wednesday, April 24th. This is a special meeting that is being co-hosted with INNOVATION DUPAGE, a small business incubator in the Chicago western suburbs.

As always, our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested, not just consultants or IEEE members.

Cyber Security Attack

Safeguarding Your Business from Cyber Threats:


Is your business safe from cyber-attacks? Cyber-attacks are at an all-time high and every business is at risk. Any size business is vulnerable, no-one is too small or too big. Putting anti-virus on your computer is not sufficient.

Are you doing the most to make sure your business is safe from malicious cyber-attacks? Learn 4 steps to a more secure business-technology environment.


  • This course will teach you the 4 steps needed to protect your client and corporate data.
  • Identify risk your business faces
  • Know what data are you responsible for protecting
  • Understand where are your most vulnerable data
  • Perform a risk assessment
  • Identify email attacks
  • Choose the tools needed to protect your business

Topics Covered:

  • The cyber threat landscape
  • Responsibilities of the business
  • Security frameworks
  • Risk management
  • Documentation
  • Human factors
  • Layered protection

  Date and Time




  • Date: 24 Apr 2024
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 07:15 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • 535 Duane Street
  • Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • United States 60137
  • Building: Glen Ellyn Civic Center

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  • Starts 21 March 2024 12:00 AM
  • Ends 22 April 2024 11:55 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Peter Salerno of Stratus Concept LLC


As owner and Principal Consultant of Stratus Concept LLC, I work with businesses in the Chicago area to optimize and
enhance their technology stack.  My focus is on Cyber Security, Business Continuity, and Web/SaaS Integration.  I am a
PMI certified PMP and an IEEE Senior Member with over 35 years of experience in computer systems & software,
telecommunications, and avionics. I have performed a wide range of roles from hardware and software design &
development engineering, project management, pre- and post-sales engineering, product marketing, business
development, and strategic alliance management. I have a BS in Engineering Science from the University of Steubenville.

I joined IEEE around 1977 and currently I am a Senior Member.  Around 2011-2016 I helped Membership Recruitment
for the Chicago Section.  I ran a 2014 hackathon for the Chicago Section.

I have been an AICN member since 2014 and I have presented to the group on setting up a professional website and on


5:00pm - Networking (w/ light snacks and beverages)

5:45pm - Introductions

6:00pm - Feature Presentation

7:00pm - Q&A

7:15pm - Meeting Adjourns

We extend a special thanks to Dan Facchini and the entire leadership team at INNOVATION DUPAGE for co-hosting this event with our local IEEE Consultants Network.