Hacking the Human: Protecting your business; easy security tips for non-computer people

Posted at 9:41 AM, Aug 10, 2016

A local IT company is taking action to help small businesses protect themselves against hackers.

Owner of itSynergy, Michael Cocanower, says small businesses are often targeted more than larger companies because they are more vulnerable.

“There’s a misconception, that only the very large companies get hacked, but in fact, smaller companies are like low-hanging fruit to hackers,” said Cocanower. “They’re quicker to get in and easier targets.”

Once a month, Cocanower holds a free 15-minute seminar called “Hacking the Human.”

The goal is to provide small businesses with simple tools that increase their security dramatically.

“When it comes to security breaches, people often times think about firewalls and antivirus software, but the bottom line is the vast majority of security breaches are human caused,” said Cocanower.

The webinars touch on a variety of topics including passwords, phishing scams, theft and corporate espionage.

The next Hacking the Human Seminar is set for Thursday August 11 at 11:30 a.m. Click here to register.