From a National Cyber Security Alliance news release. According to a list of data breaches maintained by the California Attorney General, wine shops, dentist offices, community centers, and small manufacturers have all been victims of cybercrime in the past few years. Consolidated Communications joins the growing global effort among nonprofits, academic institutions, corporations, government entities, municipalities and individuals to raise awareness. Real-time last sale data for U. A vibrant and dynamic partnership between the public and private sectors could do much to level the playing field. These interactive, in-person sessions deliver critical cybersecurity information directly to local communities where attendees learn how to turn on multi-factor authentication and why it is an essential online safety tool for every American.
Yet, it is not just smaller businesses that need to be concerned. The first-ever coordinated effort to help U. Cybercriminals will try to get you to do something so they can rob your personal information. In this regard, law enforcement at the local, state, national, and international levels could be given additional support to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate these programmers, who form the center of the malware ecosystem. As we see that effort grow with today's announcement, I know we are closer to creating a culture of cybersecurity that encourages digital citizens to take the right actions to protect their online data and identities.
This type of apathy is ill advised given the increasing sophistication and expertise of cybercriminals, who are now collaborating to a far greater degree, resulting in a marked increase in the quality, quantity, and complexity of attacks. In fact, for every high-profile breach, there are many more threats to confidential data held by local businesses. See Federal Trade Commission v. This article was published in the autumn 2015 edition of the Cyber Security Review, which was made public on October 19, 2015, but it was written in late August. Contact: Chastity Valvick, Consolidated Communications 507-387-1866, C Copyright 2019 GlobeNewswire, Inc. Key influencers — like parents, teachers, guidance counselors and state and local officials — will learn more about this growing field and how to engage youth in pursuing cybersecurity careers.
Materials include ready-made cyber presentations, tip cards, and more. PwC, Managing cyber risks in an interconnected world: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2015, 7-8, 19-20 Sept. While there are tremendous benefits of this technology, it is critical to understand how to use these cutting-edge innovations in safe and secure ways. The owners of such firms handle cybersecurity matters themselves roughly 83 percent of the time, and the results are perhaps predictable. Week 5 will look at cybersecurity in relation to keeping our traffic lights, running water, phone lines, and other critical infrastructure secure.
James Manyik and Charles Roxburgh, The great transformer: The impact of the Internet on economic growth and prosperity, 1 Oct. About Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. Charity Navigator is collaborating with , , , and to display impact-related information for rated nonprofits. In that role, he oversaw vital partnerships with key intelligence agencies and organizations, including work with the National Security Agency and Department of Defense. PwC, Managing cyber risks in an interconnected world: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2015, 8 Sept. Protecting these employees, the businesses they work for and the customers they serve is the goal of the National Cyber Security Alliance. Submissions must be made on our partner's websites and we plan to update the display of this information regularly.
Plans for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 are already underway. While Consolidated Communications is diligent in securing the information of our customers, we are also committed to helping other businesses protect their sensitive customer data and vital business information with a variety of industry-leading security offerings that proactively mitigate against cybersecurity threats that put data at-risk. Reports of massive data breaches have become commonplace, and the average cost of such breaches reached record levels last year. The most important thing anyone can do to help fight cybercrime is to become more informed on how to better protect yourself. Following a highly successful, Two Steps Ahead event in Rochester, N. If the call is not picked up, the scammers often leave an emergency callback request message.
Week 5: October 30-31 — Theme: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats The essential systems that support our daily lives — such as electricity, financial institutions, and transportation — are all dependent upon the Internet. Given that network security has been estimated to be effective only 24 percent of the time, a proactive approach appears to be warranted. Realizing the full potential of our ever-evolving digital lives can only happen when a culture of cybersecurity and privacy is the foundation of free-flowing content, multiple methods and platforms for communication, trustworthy commerce, and widely available and highly reliable connectivity. These breaches, which affected approximately 353 million customers collectively, were spectacular not only because of their size, but also because of the relentless pace at which they seemed to occur. In career-spanning cybersecurity awareness tours in 49 states, Coleman has briefed tech giants, local storeowners and politicians alike, including 35 governors and numerous state-level security committees. Business leaders have asked for government assistance with this critical issue, and there is a clear need for a coordinated approach.
Beware of unsolicited emails, text messages, social media posts or fake websites that prompt you to click on a link or to share valuable personal and financial information. The National Cyber Security Alliance's mission is to educate and empower our global digital society to use the Internet safely and securely. Week 3 will remind citizens that their sensitive, personal information is the fuel that makes smart devices work. And while the internet has fostered a tremendous degree of economic growth, it has also introduced profound security risks. Data Privacy Day is part of a greater campaign that promotes awareness of the importance of privacy, highlights easy ways to protect personal information, and reminds organizations that privacy is good for business.