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JANUARY FLASH NEWSLETTER

FAR January Luncheon
"Cyber Security Awareness and Response: C Level Considerations" 
Dan Lautman
Dan Lautman's parting words to FAR's members and guests at the January program on Cyber Security was "When you do it right, nobody knows. When you do it wrong, everybody knows." And, the responsibility for doing it right begins and ends with the Executive Team. Getting up-to-speed on the motivations, methods, risks and protections against hacking was the core of Dan's presentation.

Using a live demonstration and many examples, Mr. Lautman reviewed the what?: what hackers are looking for; the how?: obvious and not so obvious ways they bypass systems and protections to access confidential information; the why?: how they look to exploit the information for gain, for fun, or for grudge; and the what next?: policies and applications that protect your data from being compromised.

Without an IT background, it's easy to leave cyber security issues to your tech staff, but it won't protect your organization from the actions - innocent or not - of staff and others who violate your policies. What can you do? Start by getting involved and show by leading. Develop clear policies and train and update your staff regularly. Enforce your policies and standards evenly across the staff; no exceptions! And, when you suspect that you've been hacked, be sure you have procedures in place for an Instant Response Team to address the event.

For more on Dan Lautman's presentations, FAR member can see his slides by clicking here, click here for presentation handout.  and a handout at xxxx. For more resources and reports Dan invites you to access his personal blog here: https://dlautman.github.io/goodies/.
FAR January Luncheon Highlights

Tom Harlow, FAR Chair, welcomes attendees to the luncheon.

FAR Gold Members Loretta DeLuca, DelCor Technology Solutions, Inc. and Rob Olcott, ORION Investment Advisors, A DiMeo Schneider & Associates L.L.C. Firm

A warm welcome to new FAR nonprofit member Joseph Diehl, 
National American Indian Housing Council.

One of our newest FAR Nonprofit Members, Molly Gravholt, 
Community Health Charities, (center) with her colleague Danny Pisani, and FAR Bronze Member Kathy Dempsey, Kathy Dempsey Coaching, networking before the luncheon. 

FAR attendees Melissa Viscovich, 
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, and Lisa Wagner, 
Solar Energy Trade Shows*
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(*Correction from prior version.)

 
FAR Nonprofit Member Praneet Mathur, ACI-NA (left) and Bronze Member David Diedrich, Berkshire CFO Partners, LLC.

Autumn Kramer, designDATA and Adrienne Remener, Plastics Industry Council.
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