ProviDyn®, a provider of IT support, strategy and services for small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofits, lent its thought leadership to Safe America Foundation’s WorldSafe Spring Symposium held on April 16, 2019 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
“I was delighted to be one of the speakers chosen to do a short presentation on Cyber Security Awareness and The Dark Web,” said ProviDyn Solution Advisor Jed Fearon.
Jed appeared with a wide array of subject matter experts who spoke on 5 different broad safety related pillars – Community Safety, Disaster Readiness, Technology, Transportation and Medical/Global Issues.
“No matter how much technology advances, 95% of all data breaches are related to human error which makes ongoing training a necessity. And I never draw a blank on relevant examples because people keep clicking on the wrong links, attachments and downloading fake software updates. Unfortunately, and fortunately, these incidents keep the training content constantly refreshed and audiences engaged.”
Symposium attendees were given the following key takeaways:
- Your data is digital money and threat actors want it.
- They will get in because there is no such thing as 100% security.
- Your best strategy is a layered approach – technology standards and best practices along with behavioral modification.
- Use a different password for every account because if a cyber crook breaks into one account that shares the same password with another account, they essentially have the keys to your digital kingdom. This allows threat actors to conduct a wide range of illegal activities including selling your credentials to multiple buyers on the Dark Web.
- Get a password manager to securely house and encrypt all of your unique passwords.
- Set up 2 factor authentication.
- Consider getting identity theft protection and recovery services. One in 4 people have their identity stolen and it takes a minimum of 80 hours to remediate if you don’t have a qualified professional clean up the mess for you.
- Think before you click and immediately engage IT support resources to assist with any suspicious requests.
- Since they will get in, early detection and response are critical to lower your liability in this age of daily digital warfare.
About Safe America
The Safe America Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit chartered in 1994, with headquarters in suburban Atlanta. The foundation partners with corporate, government, public and private sector organizations, and other nonprofits to save lives by emphasizing safety education and emergency preparedness. Our mission is to be the voice of safety, helping to keep people safe. Other key goals include helping returning veterans transition safely to civilian life, teaching safe driving techniques and hosting school assemblies on dangerous driving decisions, reducing cybercrimes, combating human trafficking, and championing programs to address safety needs such as Brain Camp, The WorldSafe Gala, BE Safe America and more. http://safeamerica.org/
ProviDyn provides technology expertise, services and support to help small and mid-sized organizations sustain growth and strengthen performance. Backed by technology experts, ProviDyn helps organizations gain the full benefits of existing technology, make strategic investments in implementing new technology and maintain an infrastructure that is secure, reliable and flexible. ProviDyn offers managed services, mobile computing, IT strategy, virtualization, cloud computing, business continuity, network security and IP telephony. To learn more about how ProviDyn is driving business through technology and helping companies reduce costs, improve efficiency and maximize productivity, visit http://www.providyn.com.