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April 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention for Small Businesses

Hosted by 20Fathoms in partnership with Honor Bank

Please join Honor Bank’s BSA Manager, Alesha Paulsen, and the frontline experts at the Traverse City Police Department for an informative session on the latest in cybersecurity and fraud prevention for your business.

Get ahead of the curve on security for your business assets, hear first-hand stories about what the fraudsters are up to here in Traverse City, and walk away with easy-to-implement best practices to protect your business, your clients, and yourself. There will be time to ask questions and get expert advice on protecting yourself and your business.

Event format:

This is an in-person event and there is no charge to attend.

Space is limited. Please register.

Who should attend:

The workshop is open to the public and suitable for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and anyone who wants to learn more about how to protect their business assets.

Key take-aways:

Leave with these take-aways for yourself and your growing business.

  • What you can do TODAY for your business to make it more secure.
  • What local, regional and national security threat trends to pay attention to the most.
  • How to see through the lens of the fraudsters to better prepare your business for a possible attack.
  • And more!

About the speakers:

Alesha Paulsen is the BSA Manager at Honor Bank. Alesha joined Honor Bank in 2020 as an assistant branch manager at the Traverse City Union branch and moved into the Security and Compliance department in 2021.

Detective Evan Warsecke has been assigned to the Detective Bureau at the Traverse City Police Department since 2013. He specializes in nonviolent crimes committed by legal or illegal business entities or individuals to gain a personal or business advantage. Detective Warsecke acts as a liaison between the Traverse City Police Department and The Bank and Securities Association.

Detective Matt Verschaeve has been assigned to the Detective Bureau at the Traverse City Police Department since 2014. He specializes in investigating crimes involving the use of a computer or the internet and is responsible for providing technical support for ongoing investigations and the prevention of criminal activity by deploying and monitoring department surveillance systems. Detective Verschaeve is a certified mobile forensic examiner and is responsible for all forensic examinations on cell phones collected as evidence through the department’s investigations. Detective Verschaeve is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force which is a multi-jurisdictional effort targeting those who exploit children using today’s technology such as computers and the internet.

About 20Fathoms

20Fathoms is the home of technology and entrepreneurship in Northern Michigan. We catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship through startup incubation services, business workshops, community partnership, and a vibrant coworking space. We also remove barriers and accelerate career growth through tech career training, talent acquisition, and the advancement of regional strategic initiatives.


April 18, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


10850 East Traverse Highway, #Ste 4400
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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