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Time to Beef up Cybersecurity

Post: Aug. 29, 2018


Last month the Council of Industry partnered with Fuzehub to discuss the importance of cybersecurity with our local Hudson Valley manufacturing companies, and offer suggestions and resources for improvement. In this digital era quality cybersecurity is no longer an option, it’s now a necessity. The Cybersecurity Workshop, which was held on July 26th at SUNY New Paltz, featured several guest speakers who stressed the need for small and large companies to protect all electronic data against an attack or unauthorized use.

Many small companies believe they are safe from cyber attacks, but that is not the case. Small and large companies are affected by breaches in cybersecurity every year. Experts believe that as summer winds down, and employees are retuning to work after their vacations, now is a great time to beef up cybersecurity. Luckily there are small changes that any size company can implement to improve security.

First and foremost, ensuring that all employees are creating strong passwords that are updated regularly should be a major priority. This is a relatively simple change that can make a big impact. Creating password requirements, implementing two-factor authentication and requiring users to regularly update their passwords are all easy ways to improve cybersecurity.

Reminding employees to be wary of phishing scams can also prevent malware from being planted on company devices. Employees who are educated and informed on cybersecurity are more likely to be cautious and identify cyber attacks before they do damage. Staff play a big role in ensuring that company data stays protected, make sure they understand the importance of cybersecurity.

For more easy ways to improve your company’s cybersecurity read the full article here.