National Cyber Security Awareness Month, observed in October, was started by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). The initiative raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, reaching out to all Americans, public and private sector partners, and the international community about cyber threats.
Closer to home, and in keeping with Halloween, IECRM held a cybersecurity best-practices and tips seminar for staying safe online on October 4th. As CEO Marilyn Stansbury says, “Just when you thought ghosts and goblins were scary… imagine how scary it is to get hacked??”
Seminar participants heard about how to avoid spooky scammers and sneaky spoofers. The panel shared truly terrifying real-life tales of fraud, scams, identity theft, and breaches, including in the construction industry, and learned about tools to avoid these threats in both professional and personal situations.
The seminar featured IECRM member panelists, all experts in the cybersecurity field:
Danielle Urban, Fisher & Phillips
Rick Raesz, RCOM Computer Services
Corky Kyle, LegalShield & IDShield
Meghan Ambron, Colorado State Bank & Trust’s Treasury Services Team
Herb Phelps, Network Insurance Services
Click here to watch or listen to a video of the full presentation.
See below for hand-outs with key take-aways from our panelists: