Originally published on D&C

security-threatsEach week seems to bring news of another major hacking incident.

Yahoo announced within the past month that user data from more than 500 million accounts had been compromised.  E-mails and documents were stolen from the Democratic National Committee’s servers and leaked to the media.  Several major hospitals disclosed that their internal computer networks had been shut down and files encrypted by criminal gangs demanding ransom.  And last month, hackers unleashed a massive denial of service attack that enlisted thousands of compromised devices like DVRs and cameras to shut down a popular cybersecurity website.

The threats seem to be coming from everywhere, and businesses large and small are struggling to keep up. How can they identify their risks, implement solutions, and avoid the hype and hysteria that has become so pervasive?

Those questions were atop the minds of attendees at the annual Rochester Cybersecurity Summit this past week. How can small businesses or major corporations protect their computer networks in the face of threats that are constantly evolving?

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