Hudson Valley, NY, November 01, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Hudson Valley resident Adam DiStefano is no stranger to cyber security. For the past five years, Adam has worked for some of the largest names in the sports and entertainment space, running all aspects of their cyber security programs. "I was very fortunate to have an opportunity to work in some really interesting places," says DiStefano, "and my experiences have all showed me that humans are both the biggest risk and the best asset for cyber security in any organization."
According to DiStefano's company, SecuVantage, 91% of all successful data breaches started with a phishing attack. "It's certainly not a lack of technology. Look at some of the biggest data breaches. You don't think for one second that these companies did not have the latest and greatest devices to protect against attacks?" DiStefano said. He expounded, "cyber security is too often treated as a technology problem instead of understood for what it is. A business risk."
Most cyber security awareness training platforms market to large enterprise. DiStefano feels that the small and medium sized businesses are left in the dark. "Many small and medium sized businesses, particularly in the Hudson Valley, do not have dedicated resources and if they do, chances are they are relying on a Systems Engineer or a network engineer to fill the gap. Some may just not understand the risks because they have operated under the false assumption that they are not a target."
DiStefano has developed an automated, online cyber security awareness training platform that Hudson Valley business owners can use for free. "As someone who comes from a family of small business owners operating in the Hudson Valley, it is important to me to raise the level of awareness. Our platform offers phishing simulations and provides executives a dashboard view of high risk users and what their overall risk exposure looks like."
For more information about this free offering, register for a free, on-demand webinar or visit https://secuvantage.com