By JASON McGINNIS

There has been a ton of high-profile security breaches recently, such as Yahoo’s breach of 500 million accounts, so everyone seems to be talking about the threat of a hack.  If that subject makes your heart skip a beat, you might want to take another look at your security policies and tools. Fortunately, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month has arrived, and we’re working on some things that will help!

When in grad school, I met the owner of a network security company. He shared with me his passion for protecting small, rural banks across the US from the threat of cyber attacks. Shortly after graduation, I had the opportunity to join his team. Quickly I began to understand the significance of the threats, as well as how unprepared many of our clients were. They were great at serving the banking needs of their customers, but network security and risk management weren’t their strengths. I committed myself then to champion improved security for small rural businesses.

That’s why I am so passionate about security, and why I’m eager to make a special pre-announcement. As many of you know, NeoNova has offered a security solution for years, but we wanted to make something more comprehensive to help you even better protect your data and customers. So, at the end of this month, we’ll be incorporating our NovaSecure product into a new, more robust Cybersecurity Bundle offering!

Nathan Herrmann is leading the charge on this new offering along with Jay Pitzer, our Director of Product Development. Nathan will be sending more details (along with some excellent security tips and info) throughout this month. I don’t want to steal his thunder, but I would like to share the main topics he’ll be discussing.

  • Security policies and why they’re important
  • Staff training to instill good security practices
  • Website and network vulnerabilities management
  • Password security

All of this will lead up to a spooky Halloween webinar on Oct 31 (at 3PM Eastern) where Jay, Nathan and myself will introduce the complete offering and talk about how it can help you protect your critical data and customer information from hackers. If we get enough interest, we may even turn on the cameras so you can see my costume. Register here!

We hope you’ll be able to join us on October 31st. As always, I’d be thrilled to talk with you about this offering or anything else you’d like to discuss.

Talk to you soon,

-McG

PS: I’ll be heading to the TELSE Annual Convention on Oct 10-12 in Point Clear, AL, to lead a Cybersecurity 101 session. If you’ll be in town, let me know and we can share ideas over a MuG!