FBI Agent Presents Email Attacks They are Seeing at PHSC Spring Hill

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FBI Agent Presents Email Attacks They are Seeing at PHSC Spring Hill

Sun, 10/27/2019 - 19:30
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Criminals are constantly looking for ways to steal or extort money. Online is no exception, so you have to maintain your vigilance. The Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce's Technology Committee and PHSC are teaming up to bring FBI agent Andrew Sekela to speak about email attacks he is observing. The Sheriff's office is providing an overview of what they are seeing locally.

The event is being put on by the Hernando Chamber of Commerce Technology Committee and PHSC, and Wilson Technologies. The event will have a focus on the various ways businesses are being attacked via email. 

Cyber security training is a common occurrence at most medium or large business. The companies that provide cyber insurance generally require training and if they do not they require a business to take due care.  Not providing training to your employees could invalidate any protection.

In addition to the risks of being defrauded or having to pay a ransomware operator to regain access to your data, there are potential governmental fines. If data is taken that is health related there are significant fines that can be levied. Also if it is personally identifiable information or credit card information there may also be additional liability.

Attending the cyber security training can help you protect yourself or your business. If you own a business, attending this talk may help your staff to think twice before opening an email. This could prevent having to pay a ransom or paying an invalid invoice. Cyber attacks are costing businesses $45 billion a year according to Security Magazine.

This information will be provided free of charge. Helping companies and people maintain vigilance while checking emails is a big business. KnowBe4 a Clearwater company who provides services which lets businesses set up fake phishing attacks and warn the people who fall for them was recently valued at $800 million. 

This event will provide up to date information of what people on the front lines are witnessing in cyber security. For an investment of only a couple of hours you could save yourself thousands of dollars and many hours of lost productivity.

The event will be from 9-11 AM on Tuesday October 29 at PHSC's Spring Hill Campus in the Conference Center.

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