BOCA RATON, FLA. (PRWEB) JUNE 21, 2019
The Boca Raton-based Center for Information Security Awareness (CFISA) has offered to provide free cyber security awareness training to the Riviera Beach City employees.
Recently the City of Riviera Beach has agreed to pay $600,000.00 in ransom to hackers that took over the City’s computer system. The ransomware attack was a result of an employee clicking on a phishing email that was received on the City computer system.
CFISA recommends that the City of Riviera Beach immediately provide all City employees with cyber security awareness training to greatly help to reduce the risk of future data breaches. The City of Riviera Beach will now be a target for additional ransomware attacks because hackers now know that the City will pay the ransom.
“The City of Riviera Beach must provide all City employees with an immersive in person on site cyber security awareness training session to insure they practice cyber security best practices” said Michael Levin, the founder of the Center for Information Security Awareness.
Michael Levin is a nationally known cyber security professional who spent over twenty-two years in the U.S. Secret Service protecting Presidents and Heads of State. Michael retired from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – as the Deputy Director of the National Cyber Security Division in Washington DC.
Michael has provided training to thousands of employees over the last ten years. His interactive training style helps to teach and encourage employee participation and “buy in” with security best practices.
Cyber Security Awareness Training Includes:
- Why cyber security awareness is important to your organization and needs to be important to its employees, contractors and vendors.
- Importance of employees’ treatment of sensitive data as they would want their own personal data or PII (Personally Identifiable Information) to be handled.
- Easy-to-understand explanations of the reasons behind the policies and procedures, increasing employee “buy-in”.
- Cyber security best practices that apply at work and at home.
- Overview of password security best practices.
- A good understanding of social engineering and how related techniques are used to manipulate employees, leading to intellectual property theft, data security breaches, litigation and other serious problems.
- “What’s in it for me” overview to help employees understand the risk and benefits to encourage participation.
With this training all employees will better understand:
- Ransomware risk and security best practices
- Phishing and email best practices
- Policies and procedures related to handling sensitive data
- “Real life” explanations of the reasons behind security best practices
- Top cyber-crime threats
- The need to use strong passwords and not to share them with others
- Cyber security best practices that apply at work and at home
- The basics of social engineering and how these techniques are used by criminals
- Handheld Devices and Laptop Security
- Risk of Public Wi-Fi
- Safe web use and risk of social media
- Identity theft risk
About the Center for Information Security Awareness (CFISA) –
The Center for Information Security Awareness was formed in 2007 by a group of leading academics, security experts, and fraud experts to explore ways to increase security awareness among consumers, employees, businesses, and law enforcement. CFISA provides online and on-site security awareness training.
CFISA also offers HIPAA and PCI Credit Card Compliance Courses.
CFISA currently has a diverse blend of customers using their valuable training.
- Federal, state and local government agencies
- Colleges and universities
- Small, medium and large enterprises
- Financial institutions
Those who are interested in learning more can call today at (561) 325-6050 or visit the website at http://www.cfisa.com