By educating state legislators – the frontlines of our democracy – on cybersecurity best practices, we are defending against potential attacks.
The briefing begins with covering what cybersecurity is, and why it matters. We invite guests from across the business and political spectrums to speak about state and local system attacks, small and large business attacks, and elections and campaign security. There is hope, and through the training you will be set up to be a strong defense against cyber attacks – both personally and for your state.
During this portion of the training, we describe the most common attacks and the vulnerabilities they exploit. Our team showcases how larger systems can get attacked, why these attacks succeed, and what types of organizations they address in terms of DoS and DDoS attacks. We give you simple steps to protect yourself and your state from data breaches, password attacks, SIM swapping, and phishing attempts.
The final piece of the briefing is to connect easy steps to protect yourself and your state from attacks. We use our proprietary tagline “Don’t Get D.U.P.E.D”.
Deploy multi-factor authentication
Update your software
Encrypt your files and messages
Don’t click things you shouldn’t