AEM offers tips on protecting against cyber attacks
Apr. 26, 2018 - As companies introduce connected technologies into the workplace and on the jobsite, they increase the risk of cyber attacks.
Cyber attacks are affecting companies of all sizes. Smaller companies may actually be at higher risk if they don’t think it can happen to them and don’t take precautions.
Don’t be complacent, says the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Cybersecurity has become more complex, as malware attacks have continued to skyrocket, with ransomware leading the charge.
AEM relays cybersecurity tips through its CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 initiative, including the information below. Learn more at http://www.conexpoconagg.com/subscribe/.
Commit to a Cybersecurity Strategy
Routine data backup is the most effective counter to any ransomware demand, says Scott Schober, president and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems. “User behavior has not changed fast enough to keep pace with the onslaught of attacks.”
Effective cybersecurity also requires everyone to participate.
Key steps include:
Don’t Forget the Basics
Reinforce these controls and protocols through regular training sessions to help all employees so that ‘thinking cyber’ becomes part of everyone’s daily job requirements.
“By raising awareness, employees will realize the importance of slowing down to question anything that seems a bit off,” Schober says.
While cybersecurity concerns are complex today, they will continue to grow as technology continues to evolve and impact organizations at every level.
Every company that is connected to the Internet is a potential target for hackers.
Taking the time now to invest in cybersecurity training and prevention methods can help ensure your company and jobsites remain safe and secure in the future.
Learn more about cybersecurity and other industry trending topics through AEM’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 initiative.
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