News Release

David Bernard
Public Relations Associate, Public Relations
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

How Secure is Your Business?

Wilmington University workshop offers a primer on cutting-edge protection

A business needs more than locks to protect its assets these days, says Dr. Greg Warren, chair of Wilmington University's administration of justice and homeland security programs.

"Fraud, money laundering, and other white-collar offenses, including those involving cyberspace, are forcing law enforcement to change its perspective on business crime and to focus additional resources on both prevention and apprehension," he said.

How secure is your business against these increasingly common threats? Find out at "Cybersecurity, Fraud, Compliance: What Your Business Needs to Know," to be held at WilmU's Dover campus on Friday, May 11.

The half-day workshop will teach small business owners how to:

•  Prevent and respond to hacks and ransomware attacks

•  Avoid financial fraud risks

•  Protect their businesses and clients from identity theft

•  Recognize "red flag" behaviors among clients, contractors, and vendors

•  Understand compliance basics

"Once a small business has been compromised, it's too late to do anything about it," said Dr. Mark Hufe, who directs the Cybersecurity Center at WilmU's College of Technology. "That's because many small businesses operate so close to the edge that they cannot survive being shut down for as little as a week. The key is prevention. The goal of this workshop is to make small businesses aware of what they can do to avoid disaster."

Lori Sitler, chair of WilmU's government and public policy program and coordinator of its compliance certificate program, says that WilmU's institutional expertise and connections in the field provide a solid foundation for building that awareness. 

"By tapping the expertise of our faculty as well as collaborators in their networks," she said, "this workshop not only provides concrete information on timely topics that challenge small businesses everywhere, but highlights Wilmington University's commitment to partnering with our community."

Scheduled speakers include Elayne Starkey, chief security officer for Delaware's Department of Technology and Innovation, U.S. Secret Service agents, cybersecurity experts, and compliance specialists.

The workshop will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 12 noon on May 11 in the  Building A auditorium of the University's Dover campus located at 3282 N. DuPont Highway.

The cost to attend either workshop is $25 for one attendee or $40 for two. Students enrolled in WilmU classes during the 2018 academic year may attend for free. To register for the May 11 workshop in Dover, click here.

Presented by WilmU's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Cybersecurity, Fraud, and Compliance Workshop is co-sponsored by the Delaware Better Business Bureau, the Delaware Small Business Development Center, and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Lori Sitler at or (302) 356-6765.

About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private, non-profit institution committed to providing career-oriented, traditional and online associate, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. The Wilmington University difference starts with our flexible, year-round class schedules, full online learning capabilities, and one of the lowest tuitions in the tri-state region. Combined with our intense focus on academic excellence and individualized attention to our students in our degree and certificate programs, the WilmU difference is reflected in our students' achievements and our alumni's successes. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636), via email at, or visit

Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - New Castle, DE