HBAI hosted a breakfast meeting this month with fellow association executives to discuss identity theft, wire fraud, and general hacker attacks. Mark Densmore of Densmore Insurance Strategies presented a long list of very scary scenarios that could affect your business. Check out the next two articles below – it’s not a matter of if – hackers are working on it right now.
Take the Steps to Protect Your Business
At the breakfast meeting, Mark Densmore discussed quite a few steps that you can take to protect your business. Many of them are not that time consuming, nor do they cost much. Here they are:
The U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology lists these guidelines:
Identify: What do I have to protect? Emails, Ransomware, PII, PCI, PHI Info, Inventory computer equipment.
Protect: What can I do? Two step authentication for email and social media; education by training staff; adopting pass phrases and not changing vs. 90 password changes – phrases like HBAIisthegreatestorganization are really hard to break through; have a cyber security policy – otherwise you might be exposed to a lawsuit or breach laws. Check into the FCC response plan.
Detect: Watch logs (automate); intrusion detection system for emails; regular, non-electronic …
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