The Saguenay-Le Fjord Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which has the mission of ensuring the role of influence favoring the development and networking of business people on its territory, organized a breakfast conference on February 12 .
Mathieu Chouinard, President and CEO of Forensik and In Fidem as well as Vice-President of In-Sec-M, and Nicolas Duguay, Director of Business Development at In-Sec-M, presented a conference to equip small companies and local institutions to protect themselves from the risks associated with cyberattacks.
Thirty business people gathered at the Chicoutimi Hotel to discover best practices for securing IT resources and data, as well as the resources available to make cybersecurity a lever for growth and innovation for an organization.
“Passwords that are too simple, remote access and ineffective antiviruses make it easier for cybercriminals to attack businesses,” said Chouinard. But we forget the employee who is also one of the threats, as the case of Desjardins has proven. Managers can take five simple steps to protect themselves from cyber attacks: 1) Appoint a security officer; 2) Identify critical and potentially hacked data; 3) Plan an intervention plan in the event of an attack; 4) Revise insurance policies; 5) Invest in training to avoid security breaches. “