By Tarah Richardson
An issue that will only become more prevalent moving into the future, cybersecurity is something that affects everyone. From the grandfather that sends his social security check to a “prince” in Nigeria, to the CEO who finds her proprietary data held hostage by a cyber thief, no one is immune to online threats and scams. Business owners need to be especially careful as they must protect, not only their own information, but, in many cases, the information of their customers as well.
A recent Business First panel discussion covered the topic of cybersecurity via a webinar hosted by Nevada Business Magazine. The panel was moderated by Connie Brennan, publisher and CEO of the publication and sponsored by Eide Bailly, Nevada State Bank, and Link Technologies. The expert panel covered everything from the biggest mistake business owners make in regard to cybersecurity to the best advice they have for businesses.
Panelists included Anders Erickson, principal-in-charge of cybersecurity for Eide Bailly, Navpreet Jatana, senior vice president of enterprise information security at Zions Bancorporation, NA, the parent organization of Nevada State Bank and R. Montana Williams, co-founder and managing partner of Titan Rain Cybersecurity speaking on behalf of Link Technologies. Each panelist is an expert on cybersecurity and provided a unique perspective to this complex issue.
Unfortunately, when it comes to cybersecurity, a business is only as protected as its weakest point. “One of the most important mistakes an organization makes is just not taking it seriously,” explained Erickson of cybersecurity. Part of his job entails helping companies establish a culture of security from the top down.
Read the entire article at Nevada Business: https://www.nevadabusiness.com/2020/12/cyber-security-keeping-your-business-safe/