The Lancaster Chamber Teams Up with Leading Cybersecurity Firm to Safeguard Local Businesses - Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
The Lancaster Chamber Teams Up with Leading Cybersecurity Firm to Safeguard Local Businesses
Chamber Updates

In today’s business landscape, there are plenty of concerns that can keep business owners and executives up at night. Uncertain economic times, talent shortages, and supply-chain issues are just a few of the many challenges that can impact their bottom line. However, there is one threat that is becoming increasingly pervasive and dangerous: cyber-attacks. From data breaches to ransomware, the risks are high, and the consequences can be devastating. Studies indicate that small businesses account for 43% of cyber-attacks and shows no signs of slowing down.

But navigating this growing risk can be a challenge for small to medium-sized businesses that potentially lack the budget, staff, and other resources of an enterprise company. Recognizing the need for local businesses to have access to reliable and affordable cybersecurity services, the Lancaster Chamber has launched an exclusive partnership with Appalachia Technologies as part of the BizCorp Value Add Program.

Appalachia Technologies (Appalachia) is a prominent Managed IT and Cybersecurity Provider, founded in 2004. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, PA, Appalachia is dedicated to serving businesses in the Central PA community and beyond. Understanding that cybersecurity is not a one-size-fits-all solution, Appalachia provides robust and scalable solutions to help organizations of any size.

We are excited to have Appalachia Technologies as a new partner and cost-savings program to offer to our members. Cybersecurity is a core need for all businesses and this new offering will help ensure that our participating members are prepared and protected against Cyber-related threats and attacks.

The “Appalachia Protect Program” is a unique cybersecurity program, offering exclusive benefits and discounts for Lancaster Chamber Members. The member-exclusive program features educational resources including a quarterly “State of Cybersecurity” Webinar and a “Dark Web Scan” available to all Chamber Members at no-cost. Additionally, there is a menu of services that Members can procure through the program. A few of the key services include:

  • Compliance Assessments
  • vCISO Services
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Managed Endpoint Protection
  • Threat Detection and Response
  • Penetration Testing

What sets Appalachia apart is the investment they’ve made in their Cybersecurity Practice

Their dedicated, on-site Security Operations Center (SOC) is the backbone of the company’s cybersecurity services. The SOC is fully equipped with the latest tools and resources, capable of detecting and responding to potential cyber-attacks, protecting your business from the ever-evolving threat landscape. Appalachia brings a depth and breadth of knowledge that comes from years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. Employing a team of highly-certified cybersecurity

analysts, engineers and consultants, Appalachia has become a recognized cybersecurity leader in the region – often sought after for conferences and speaking opportunities throughout the Commonwealth and across the US to educate other IT and Business Leaders on the topic of cybersecurity. The company has also been named as a “Top 250 Managed Security Services Provider,” a testament to its commitment to delivering comprehensive cybersecurity services.

Appalachia’s success is driven by its people, and the company is committed to creating a workplace that fosters innovation, creativity, and personal growth. As a “Best Places to Work in PA” for six years in a row, a recognition that speaks to the company’s strong culture.

The company has received SOC 2 Type II Audit certification, a rigorous auditing process that validates the effectiveness of its internal controls. This certification ensures that the company’s processes and procedures align with industry standards for security and reliability, providing clients with confidence in Appalachia’s’ services.

“We are thrilled to be named the exclusive cybersecurity partner for the Lancaster Chamber,” said Terri Bendl, VP of Sales & Marketing at Appalachia. “This partnership underscores our commitment to helping local businesses protect themselves from cyber threats. We look forward to helping Chamber Members improve their cybersecurity posture and achieve their business goals.” To learn more visit or contact

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