Cybersecurity Event Recap: Protecting Your Business from Digital Threats


Cybersecurity Datasmith

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.

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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.

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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.

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This cybersecurity event covered:

  • 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.