On 9/2/2021, Ceeva participated in a Cybersecurity Awareness Training series for Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship. The topic? Cybersecurity - What is it and why is it important?

Rick Topping shared his expertise on the subject of Cybersecurity and some real-life, actionable tips that you can begin using today, right now, at home with your families and at your businesses.

Some of the highlights include:

  • The weakest link in your security isn’t software or hardware - it's the people.
  • The bad actors succeed by Social Engineering, gathering PII (Personally Identifiable Information such as phone numbers, credit card info, drivers licenses, medical records, etc.)
  • The Social Engineering Cycle is: Gather information. Develop a relationship. Exploitation. Execution.
  • We discussed Phishing - the fraudulent practice of sending emails appearing to be from reputable companies to induce individuals to reveal personal information.
  • Vishing – like Phishing but via phone calls and voice messages.
  • Spoofing - Email spoofing is the creation of email messages with a forged sender address. It is common for bad actors to use spoofing to mislead the recipient because they can make it look like it’s coming from a reliable source like the CEO of your company, or FedEx regarding your Amazon deliveries, etc.

This training session is available in its entirety on Chatham University’s website. Click here to see Rick share real-life examples of and expound upon those topics.

There are still 2 remaining parts to this series. Don’t miss them!

9/16/2021 - “Cybersecurity – Work from anywhere? Be secure and smart from anywhere.”

9/30/2021 - “Cybersecurity – Your personal life and business come together.”

To register, visit https://chatham.edu/cwe/events/details.cfm?EventID=29250

For information on hosting a live or virtual Cybersecurity Awareness Training tailored to your specific company or organization, email us at info@ceeva.com or call 1-800-CeevaIT.

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