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Making cybersecurity part of your organizational culture

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The “Internet of Things” is here, meaning virtually every electronic device in our lives is connected to the web. So how can businesses, large and small, protect themselves from a cyber-attack like ransomware?

NEWS10’s Ryan Peterson recently had a chat with Benjamin Yankson. Yankson is an assistant professor at UAlbany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity. He advises companies to build cybersecurity into their organizational culture.

“A majority of these attacks happen as a result of some users not being very educated on the possibility of a phishing attack. So, user education and training should be a part of the organization’s culture,” Yankson said.

Yankson went on to say that businesses must also have the proper backup systems in place and make sure their security software is up to date.

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