Learning to prevent cyber threats
No country, industry, community, or individual is immune to cyber risks.
Today, local government and county workers as well as some private business leaders gathered at the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency Office in Gulfport to learn what they can do to prevent those ever evolving cyber threats.
An eight hour course taught participants how to identify cyber security concerns and explore resources that can be applied to improve security within any organization, business, or government entity. Harrison County EMA Director Rupert Lacy said, “We are at the mercy of our county IT to make sure that we’re secure in our data and just as any government, we have seen ransomware come through and it could have an effect on us doing county business day to day. A lot of our county records are automated now. The last thing we need is for people to hack into them.”
The workshop was hosted by Harrison County Emergency Management Agency, Mississippi Homeland Security, Texas A&M, and the United States Attorney’s Office.