Experts Share Security Tips
PC Pitstop VP of Cybersecurity, Dodi Glenn – was quoted in this recent article by Michael Becce for itbusinessnet.com.
The FBI said: “October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, administered by the Department of Homeland Security. This is the perfect time of year for individuals, businesses, and other organizations to reflect on the universe of cyber threats and to do their part to protect their networks, their devices, and their data from those threats.”
This is, to a large degree, the FBI’s PR department at work, which is fine by itself, as long as you know that the FBI is overwhelmed with cyber complaints and that they only get interested when the damage is over $1M.
Security vendors are regularly contacted by organizations that have lost large amounts of money caused by “CEO” fraud scams and want to prevent these from happening in the future. These security experts will agree with the FBI that this month is a great time to start an awareness training initiative, keeping in mind the following tips from those who keep the world safe from cybercrime, as well as some free tools to help IT down the right path.
Dodi Glenn, VP of Cybersecurity of PC Pitstop (www.pcpitstop.com)
Most of the software on your computer won’t get updated by Microsoft. Therefore, it is very important to plug the holes in third party software, by updating applications like Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, and Apple ITunes. Hackers are aware of these holes, and actively target them with exploit kits. Don’t be a victim. Patch or update your software. PC Pitstop provides our customers with automatic vulnerability updates.
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