October Luncheon: Cyber Security
Thursday, October 29, 2015
by: Cyndi Poes, CBRE

Section: Membership Meeting

The Emergency Preparedness Committee presented a panel of experts to talk about Cyber Security at our October membership luncheon. They pointed out various ways we can protect ourselves, the risks we run as property managers and personally by “hackers”. There was a “live” map of the world during the presentation that showed where hacking was going on and where it was coming from, which is predominantly Russia and China. We seemed to lose Des Moines several times as there was such a concentration of activity.
One of the things that made the biggest impact on me was protecting our cell phones. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have virus project on my phone!
I heard back from various people saying how much they learned and that they wanted to hear more, specifically about the cloud so our committee is going to schedule Part 2 early in 2016. A big thank you to the panel and be sure to look out for “Part Deux” next Spring.

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