Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:37

"Cyber Safety Summit Event," held in Brewer Wednesday covered many topics for area businesses Featured

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"Cyber Safety Summit Event," held in Brewer Wednesday covered many topics for area businesses

BANGOR - As technology continues to grow, so does the risk of having personal information leaked, like with the recent Equifax breach.

Now a series of summits across the state is helping to equip business owners with information to protect their sensitive information.

 

The "Cyber Safety Summit Event," held at Jeff's Catering in Brewer Wednesday, had speakers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI InfraGard and the "Thomas College" security center to inform the public about potential digital threats.

 

Frank Appunn, Maine InfraGard Member's Alliance, stated "We're looking at serving the smallest companies to the largest, because you can't say I am in Maine and no one will notice me because there are machines looking for any exposures."

 

Program coordinator Josh Devou added "It's essential because businesses may feel like that they can't do anything to protect their information but really, a lot of it is human error or human actions that could cause data breeches. This is information to educate business professionals on how to take simple steps to prevent and protect their data."

 

For those who would like to attend Thursday's summit in Portland, email [email protected]