PLAYING WITH THE BIG BOYS: CYBERSECURITY FOR THE SMALL/MEDIUM BUSINESS

The National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) is a non-profit corporation founded in 2002, focused on identifying, mitigating, and neutralizing cyber crime threats globally. The NCFTA operates by conducting real time information sharing and analysis with Subject Matter Experts (SME) in the public, private, and academic sectors. Through these partnerships, the NCFTA proactively identifies cyber threats in order to help partners take preventive measures to mitigate those threats.

Xtreme Solutions, Inc.’s President, Hervia M. Ingram, Jr. (3rd from left in picture below) was a featured panelist speaking to cyber challenges of SMBs, who are often targeted by cyber criminals as they’re perceived as a weak link. One type of SMB is community banks. The panelists stressed the importance of protecting confidential data, customer information and systems from the same threats as larger companies but with vastly different resources. SMB’s must utilize resources in different ways to harness practical solutions which will sustain an environment secure from a deluge of threats both digital and physical. Understanding the tools that are available and how to use them to thrive in a digital market is paramount.

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