BIS Announces New Training Program to Educate Employees on How to Prevent Cyber Security Breaches

Complimentary lunch and learn on December 3 will showcase new training to business owners

Robertsdale, AL (November 17, 2015) – Business Information Solutions (BIS), an experienced IT security company on the Gulf Coast, announces the launch of a timely new program that will help local organizations with the number one cause of security breaches: employee error. Local businesses can learn more about prevention of cyber security threats by attending a complimentary lunch seminar on Thursday, December 3 at Wintzell’s Oyster House located at 805 Mobile Street, Fairhope, AL from 11:30 am – 1 p.m. Reservations are required and may be made by visiting askbis.com/seminar3 or calling 251.410.7601.

According to IBM, human error was a contributing factor in more than 95% of security incidents investigated.  BIS’s newest security offering, will give employees the tools they need to recognize a threat and stop a data breach from occurring.

Who Should Attend?
The lunch seminar is designed for C-level executives and managers who are concerned about lost or stolen devices, privacy of confidential information, employment litigation introduced when employees use personal devices to access company data and State and Federal laws that carry heavy fines for lost or stolen data.

Long will discuss seven critical policies, procedures and protections every business must have in place now to protect themselves and how anti-virus software can give you a false sense of security. Attendees will also learn what it takes to protect an organization against new threats and today’s sophisticated cybercrime.

“Business security should be the top priority of any organization, even a small business,” said Phillip Long, owner of BIS. “The best defense is a strong offense.”

Long continues, “BIS already possesses the widest array of cyber security solutions in the market, including email, desktop and network security along with proactive and mobile device management and numerous other IT solutions.  The addition of a quality employee training program was a natural fit. These services will be bolstered even further with the addition of an in-depth security training platform, and this new program could end up being one of the most important security features for a company to focus on.” (Photo: Phillip Long)

To learn more about this program or schedule to have BIS train your employees, visit www.askbis.com/seminar3.  More complimentary lunch and learn opportunities will be held throughout 2016, beginning in January, so visit askbis.com for all the dates and details.

About Business Information Solutions
Business Information Solutions, a division of BIS Technology Group, is a full-service IT support company specializing in comprehensive IT solutions to businesses on the Gulf Coast. Learn more by calling 251.943.1744 or visiting askbis.com. BIS is based in Robertsdale, AL.

About BIS Technology Group
BIS Technology Group is the technology leader on the Gulf Coast and is comprised of four divisions: information technology, web design & digital marketing, office equipment and business consulting. Together these divisions help local businesses exceed expectations and allow them to group to their full potential while minimizing risks. To learn more about BIS Technology Group, visit bistechnologygroup.com.

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HERE'S THE FACT:

  1. A recent survey by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Symantec found that 77% of small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) believe they’re safe while 83% of SMBs take no formal measures against cyber threats — even though almost half of all attacks are aimed at them.
  1. Threat groups are typically present on a victim’s network before detection an average number of 205 days.
  1. Nine percent of the investigations BIS conducted in 2014, and 66 percent overall, did not detect the attacker on their own but learned of it from a third party such as a supplier, customer, or law enforcement.
  1. The estimated cost of a general data breach to organizations has risen from $191 in 2013 to $201 per compromised record in 2014.Source:  http://www.kroll.com/en-us/cyber-security/data-breach-prevention/cyber-risk-assessments/data-security-statistics
  1. "Ransomware" threat is on the rise, but the bad news is that Ransomware campaigns are easier to run, and now, a Ransomware kit is being offered by hackers for free for anyone to download and distribute the threat. (Ransomware: a type of computer virus that infects a target computer, encrypts their sensitive documents and files, and locks the out until the victim pays a ransom amount, most often in Bitcoins.) Source:   http://thehackernews.com/2015/05/ransomware-creator.html
  1. Trendmicro.com predicts that “2016 will be the year of online extortion” and attackers are expected to redouble their efforts around online extortion, including the continued use and evolution of ransomware and extortion-focused attacks.