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JEDCO, Jefferson Chamber to host Prosper Jefferson webinar on cybersecurity

(AVONDALE, La) – As we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses have offered work from home options for their employees. While there are many benefits to this new way of working, employers must remain vigilant about cybersecurity. Cybersecurity professionals saw a 63% increase in cyber-attacks related to the pandemic, according to a survey by Information Systems Security Association International (ISSA). The FBI has reported a 400% increase in reported online crimes since the pandemic started. But threats can be avoided with the right plan and access to information.

That’s why JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce teamed up to offer a Prosper Jefferson webinar on Cybersecurity During the Pandemic. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 19th, at 10:00 am. We’ve invited local cybersecurity experts to share valuable insights and important tips to help your business and your employees stay safe from cyber-attacks – whether you’re working from home or in an office. During this webinar, you will hear about:

  • Different types of cyber-attacks and how to spot them
  • Most common cyber-attacks right now
  • How to keep your business safe from online scams and threats
  • Developing a secure “Work from Home” plan


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This seminar is free and open to the public. It will be recorded and shared on the JEDCO and Jefferson Chamber websites following the event.

Meet the Experts

Kevin Cook, My IT

Kevin Cook serves as the CEO for My IT+ECS. Kevin began his tenure at ECS in 1997 when ECS merged with the IT division of a regional CPA Firm.  Prior to becoming CEO, Kevin served in many roles and held the title of President and Chief Financial Officer. His greatest professional accomplishment was combining the operations of ECS and ArkLaComp overnight, avoiding client disruption completely. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Minor in Economics from Centenary College of Louisiana.

Kevin’s hobbies include running, hanging out with the kids, and coaching hockey. He is actively involved with a number of Non-Profit organizations in a leadership capacity.

Chad Perrier, Universal Data, Inc.  

Chad Perrier is Vice President of Operations at Universal Data, Inc. (UDI), a New Orleans headquartered IT consulting firm that specializes in Cybersecurity and IT service delivery. Prior to being named VP,  he served as Service Operations Manager heading the company’s process, strategy, and customer relationship management service areas, allowing him a unique perspective to the application of technology to assist business operations. Today, Chad serves to advise business leaders on applying IT to transform the way organizations gain agility. He is a recognized thought leader and driver in the Cloud and Cybersecurity movement and its application in transforming technology and operations for businesses of all sizes. Chad specializes in helping clients grow and creating alignment between technology with strategic objectives and outcomes. Chad’s approach, both within UDI and with clients, transforms organizational and operational processes in ways that support new ways of working and allows a cultures rooted in collaboration.