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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) joins Sharp Business Systems for a Cybersecurity Protection Event in Los Angeles

Montvale, NJ, November 13, 2019 – Sharp Business Systems, the direct sales division of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, hosted a unique event to help educate the Southern California business community on strategies to protect themselves from the growing threat of cybersecurity crimes.

According to a recent study commissioned by Continuum, in the past two years, approximately 64% of small and medium businesses were affected by cybercrime. To help combat this issue, Sharp invited businesses in the region to learn how they can more effectively identify their vulnerabilities and mitigate cybersecurity risks.

This event was co-hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Cyber Crimes Task Force and featured a Q&A with FBI Special Agent Chade Bandhu. Both Sharp’s and the FBI’s insight into cybersecurity trends provided attendees with valuable information that could save them from falling victim to a cyberattack.

The customer service focused event, titled “IT After Hours: A Conversation with the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force,” took place at The Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Events Center in Los Angeles on November 12th.  Afterwards, there was a lively and engaging Q&A session with the FBI, dinner and social hour.  The event was organized by Mark Vedel, the Los Angeles area Managed Network Services Specialist for Sharp Business Systems in the region.

“In today’s landscape, business leaders and employees of all levels should be aware of cyberthreats to their organization, in order to protect themselves and their information,” said Dale Wedge, Southern California Branch President, Sharp Business Systems. “As cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated, business leaders need to stay ahead of the curve. We’re confident the local business community will benefit greatly from this event and become further educated on ways to better protect their information.”

For more information on Sharp Business Systems’ managed IT services, visit:

About Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, professional displays and energy systems. Sharp was recently honored as an inaugural Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leader, recognized as one of the tech industry’s most operationally sound and financially successful organizations.

About Sharp Business Systems

Sharp Business Systems is the direct sales division of Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, which markets Sharp’s business products, including its new Synappx™ family of collaboration applications that help address the workforce’s increased expectation of secure accessibility, ease of use and mobility; its full line of multifunction printers (MFPs); and professional display products, including the AQUOS BOARD® interactive display system.

For more information about Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Business Systems, 100 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J., 07645. For online product information, visit our website at

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Paul Merchan