Brain Boost: Hacked in the Age of AI…It Just Happened to Me

Speaker: Wayne Dorsey

If you’ve ever been hacked, or if you want to take steps to prevent yourself from being hacked in the future, this is the session for you! Wayne will share how he (a cyber security engineer) was hacked in just 2 minutes and had both of his businesses compromised not only financially, but also functionally. He will also share how he got out of it and what to do prevent it in the future. It’s easier than ever to get hacked, especially with AI becoming more accesible. If you want to learn how to protect yourself, join us for this talk!

Then we’ll open up the discussion: Have your business social media accounts been hacked? What happened? Any tips you want to share? Challenges you faced and how you overcame them?




A FREE lunchtime collaborative learning experience designed to build expertise and ensure equitable access to a wealth of knowledge. Bring your lunch and learn.
August 18 – Noon to 1:00 PM
(doors will open at 11:30 so you can grab a snack and a drink and get settled in)
122 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701 (Cowork Frederick “Community Room”)

Wayne Dorsey is the founder and President of The Safe Ride Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based here in Frederick, MD working to prevent impaired driving. Originally founding the organization at the young age of 23, he is Frederick’s quintessential “social entrepreneur”. Wayne hails from Charles Town, West Virginia, and graduated from West Virginia University with his Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering. In his spare time he is also an avid skateboarder, musician, Jiu Jistu student, wrestling fanatic, and professional Stand-up Comedian. Wayne has been a Cowork Frederick member for over seven years and loves the community aspect of coworking.

Brain Boost is a monthly lunchtime event designed to build expertise, catapult the success of small businesses, and ensure equitable access to a wealth of knowledge. People from a variety of professions and walks of life share their expertise in an educational talk. Then, with the help of a facilitator, participants engage in active conversation. Participants bring their own lunch (optionally). Drinks and light snacks are provided. The Cowork Frederick Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit) covers the cost of running the program and the meeting space, with the help of sponsors. Speakers volunteer their time. We need your help to keep these events coming.

The Cowork Frederick Foundation is the community-supported, non-profit arm of Cowork Frederick. We help Frederick County freelancers, remote workers, and solopreneurs be more successful by creating ways for them to connect, learn, and build better businesses – and lives – together. In so doing, we support a vital part of a healthy, growing, fluid, free-market economy. Help support our efforts here.