October 16, 2023

Small Business Cybersecurity Summit

October 16, 2023
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

DoubleTree by Hilton
Colorado Springs, CO


Join the Pikes Peak SBDC’s Cyber: CYA program for Colorado’s premier cybersecurity summit for small businesses! This day-long event will provide attendees with all of the latest cybersecurity information they need to keep their businesses safe from current threats. The event includes breakfast, lunch with an expert keynote speaker, multiple breakout training sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. The day will end with a happy hour with complimentary food and a drink ticket. Spanish and English interpreters will be available for most sessions.


8:00 am — Registration check-in & breakfast

8:30 am — opening remarks

Brandon Eldridge, Pikes Peak SBDC

9:15 am — breakout sessions

Cyber 101
Rodney Gullette

Creating a Security-Minded Culture
Sonny Cordova

10:15 am — breakout sessions

Cybersecurity Insurance
Heather McBroomn

Cyber on a Shoestring Budget
Jeff Straton

11:15 am — breakout sessions

Hacking AI for your Business
Dennis Natali, Pike Peak State College
William Lenzini

Surviving the Standard (NIST SP800-171 Update)
Eric & Coryn Mann

12:15 pm — Lunch & Keynote speaker

CMMC Update
Shawn Murray, Murray Security Services
Spanish interpreter available

1:30 pm — breakout sessions

Cybersecurity In Action: Tools & Strategies to Fortify Your Business
Forest Senti
Spanish interpreter available

Cyber Grant Panel
Gretchen Bliss
Brandon Eldridge, Pikes Peak SBDC

2:30 pm — breakout sessions

Cybersecurity Simplified (Spanish)
Al Ortiz
English interpreter available

Keep PII Safe & Secure
Christie “Rosy” Frieg, Alethia

3:30 pm — Networking Happy Hour

Meet Our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Shawn P. Murray


President, Chief Academic Officer, Cyber Security Professional

CISO, Murray Security Services & Consulting an Alpine Management & Investments, LLC Company

Shawn Murray is President and CAO at Murray Security Services and was previously assigned to the United States Missile Defense Agency as a senior cybersecurity professional. His previous assignments include work with the US Army Cyber Command in Europe, US Air Force and with Commercial Industry in various roles in Information Assurance and cybersecurity. He has traveled the globe performing physical and cybersecurity assessments on critical national defense and coalition programs and has prepared reports for the House Armed Services Committee and has testified for the U.S. Senate on small business concerns. He is the lead cyber consultant at the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and sits on the national SBDC cyber working group.

Dr. Murray has worked with SBA, Colorado Attorney General’s office, NSA, FBI, CIA and the US Defense and State Departments on various Cyber initiatives and has over 20 years of IT, communications and cybersecurity experience. He has presented as a featured or keynote speaker for numerous conferences across the globe and enjoys teaching and presenting as a guest lecturer on Cybersecurity, business and computer science courses at his Cyber Academy and for several universities. He has several industry recognized certifications to include the C|CISO, CISSP and CRISC. He holds several degrees to include an Applied Doctorate in Computer Science with a concentration in Enterprise Information Systems.

Dr. Murray is a Distinguished Fellow at the Information Systems Security Association and was recently elected as the new President to the International Board of Directors. He is a member of ISC2, ACM, IEEE, ISACA and the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council. He enjoys spending time traveling with his family, researching and collaborating with other professionals in cybersecurity and Cyber Law and plays soccer on a local league in Colorado Springs.

Meet Our Expert Speakers

Gretchen Bliss

university of colorado colorado springs

Sonny Cordova


Brandon Eldridge

Pikes Peak SBDC

Christie "Roxy" Frieg

Alethia software

Rodney Gullatte, Jr.

firma it solutions

William Lenzini

pikes peak state college

Eric Mann

Corvus Technologies, LLC

Heather McBroom

precision services

Dr. Shawn P. Murray

Murray Security Services

Dennis Natali

Pikes Peak State College

Al Ortiz

CSD Cyber

Forrest Senti

Jeff Stratton

Ironwood Cyber Inc.


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thank you to our presenting sponsor

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