Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Friday, May 6, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations    
Birmingham Public Library                                               
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                                        
Central Library to host “7 Ways to Secure Your Business Data” program on Monday, May 9
Birmingham, AL-Starting or operating a small business can be challenging, but even more so in today’s business environment  in which computer hackers and cyber thieves are prevalent. On Monday, May 9, 2016, the Birmingham Public Library will continue a cyber security series begun earlier this year.
“7 Ways to Secure Your Business Data,” led by computer specialists from Sawyer Solutions of Pelham, will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Arrington Auditorium, located on the 4th floor of the Central Library’s Linn-Henley Research Building, 2100 Park Place in downtown Birmingham.
 The program is sponsored by the Birmingham chapter of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), a nonprofit organization committed to providing mentoring to small business owners and entrepreneurs.   Sawyer Solutions, an IT services consulting company, will describe steps to take to properly secure your network infrastructure from the menace of viruses, hackers, and online intruders.
Frequently, small business owners think that, due to the size of their operations, they will not fall victim to the same kind of data hackers and online intruders that threaten big corporations.   A recent survey conducted by Nationwide Insurance Co., however, indicated that nearly 65% of small businesses in the United States have experienced a computer information security breach. Many small business owners continue to operate under the assumption that they are not a cyber-target and, therefore, do not take the necessary steps to properly secure their IT systems.  Unfortunately, the consequences of this oversight can be devastating.
Since forming as an LLC in the Birmingham area in 2011, Sawyer Solutions has provided data security services and consultation to a variety of businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.   In addition to security concerns, Sawyer Solutions is also engaged in providing its clients with a full range of IT services, including network infrastructure management, hardware and software maintenance, website design, database construction, and data recovery.
 The event is free; you must register in advance on the Birmingham SCORE chapter website, For more information on Sawyer Solutions, go to  Sawyer Solutions will also host the seminar two more times in 2016: on Monday, Aug. 8, and Monday, Nov. 14.
To learn more about about seminars and other resources about small business development available at BPL, contact Jim Murray of Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by email at or by calling (205) 226-3691.      
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