Cybersecurity Event Recap: Protecting Your Business from Digital Threats
On Wednesday Datasmith Network Solutions and NCGIT hosted a free cybersecurity workshop in Norwood, MA. This event focused on cybersecurity and protecting your business. Why? The well-known Target data breach has cost over $250 million and counting to resolve. The scariest part? The breach could have been avoided if the right cybersecurity measures were appropriately implemented.
Cybersecurity is a rapidly-growing industry. In 2015 the industry generated $75 billion worth of activity. It is expected to reach $170 billion by 2022. Simply put, cybersecurity is comprised of the technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access.
Why is this industry generating so much spend? Advanced threats such as ransomware are compromising businesses every day, holding sensitive data hostage and while criminals demand a ransom to get it back. Even just one small virus can cost your business thousands of dollars to resolve. This event was designed to help businesses avoid a costly mistake.
- Understanding cybersecurity and cyber crime
- Targeted threats & socially-engineered attacks
- Managing mobile devices in the workforce
- Access and identity management (passwords, logins, and restricting access)
- Developing a cybersecurity plan
- HIPAA and PCI compliance
- Incident response
- Penetration testing
- Defending your business
Whether you have 10 employees or 1,000 employees, every organization needs a cybersecurity plan. It’s your first line of defense against cyber threats that continue to evolve and increase in intensity and frequency. If you have yet to install more than a free anti-virus software on your computers, you need to contact us immediately.