Banner Health recently joined a growing list of corporations who have been the victim of cybersecurity data breaches in Arizona. Banner Health recently made headlines in the Phoenix Business Journal where it was revealed that private information was stolen from consumers using credit cards at various Banner Health food and beverage outlets. The hackers targeted Banner Health from June 17 to July 7th obtaining cardholder data like names, card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes.
Craig Cocciola, Director of Information Technology and Facility Security Officer for Advanced Business Learning Inc. was interviewed as an expert source on the incident, claiming that companies need to worry about more than just implementing the latest in physical security systems to stay safe. “The attackers are always going to have an advantage, teaching employees how to stay on top of potential data breaches is key and that doesn’t happen with the annual webinar training program. It’s got to be part of your culture.”
Advanced Business Learning (ABL) firmly believes that properly trained and certified employees are your best asset in defending unwanted cyberattacks. Hiring employees with an Ethical Hacker Certification or a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is the best compliment to any physical firewall.
Referencing a past example where an employee of a large corporation accidentally inserted a found thumb drive into their network causing a breach, Cocciola further explained, “If employers provide insider threat training and have more of a culture of security, this person would have known inserting a thumb drive in his computer is risky behavior. Instead he should have taken it to a manager.”
Eliminating threats is an unrealistic expectation, Cocciola said, adding, “reducing them drastically is a realistic expectation.”
Employers interested in “leveling up” their current staff’s broad base knowledge of preventing future cyberattacks can take advantage of ABL’s new workforce training programs. Fully customizable to employers’ respective needs, ABL’s boot camps prepare staff members to take the certification exam in as little as five days.