TEEX Cybersecurity Experts Help Organizations and Individuals Safeguard Personal Information

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Each year, hundreds of millions of individuals lose their personally identifiable information due to cyberattacks on organizations large and small, both public and private. The recent data leak reported by AT&T affecting 73 million of its customers, including individuals and organizations, underscores the need to be vigilant about protecting personal information in cyberspace.

Cybersecurity experts at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) can help you and your organization safeguard personal information from cyberattacks by providing training opportunities and conducting assessments of your cybersecurity compliance and risks. TEEX’s cybersecurity team has decades of experience in private industry, critical infrastructure, military and government cybersecurity applications.

“Data leaks pose significant dangers to individuals, organizations and communities at large, as they compromise sensitive information, leading to financial losses, breaches of privacy, identity theft and erosion of trust,” said Dr. Bart Taylor, TEEX cybersecurity training manager. “In today’s interconnected world, continuous cybersecurity training and the evaluation of cyber risks are paramount in building and improving cyber resiliency for individuals and organizations.”

Upcoming cybersecurity training opportunities and resources developed by TEEX include the following:

  • The TEEX Cybersecurity Certificate Series helps public and private organizations protect their organizations and data. Funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the five-certificate series is developed and delivered at no cost by TEEX’s cybersecurity team. This certificate series provides critical information for employees at all levels of government and industry, as well as private citizens, on how to prepare for and mitigate a cybersecurity incident. The first two certificates offer a combination of instructor-led and online courses; the remaining three certificates are taught online only. Many of the courses in the certificate series are certified by the American Council on Education for recommended college credit, if desired, at the completion of each certificate. To learn more or to register, visit the Cybersecurity Certificate Series Catalog.
  • TEEX is conducting a no-cost webinar, External Cyber Risks in Manufacuring, on May 23, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. CDT. This one-hour webinar will explore the critical aspects of external cybersecurity risks in manufacturing, including the dynamic landscape of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), remote access, cloud storage and portable media. The session will describe the risks associated with vendor and supply chain interactions and the pivotal role of security controls, such as robust authentication measures, encryption protocols and comprehensive monitoring, to mitigate and manage cybersecurity risks effectively.
  • TEEX’s in-person 2025 Cyber Readiness Summit is scheduled for April 1-3, 2025, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in San Marcos, Texas. Designed with everyone in mind, the summit will feature experts who specialize in making complex topics accessible and relevant to those who want to protect their business or organization from cyber attacks. Registration will open on July 1, 2024, at teex.org/cybersummit.
  • Check out this Cybersecurity Tip Sheet prepared by TEEX’s cybersecurity experts to help you weather the digital storm if your personal information is breached.

For more information about our cybersecurity training and assessments, contact one of our experts at [email protected] or (979) 431-4837.

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Vita Vaughn | Director of Marketing and Communications/CMO
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