Cybersecurity is everybody’s business

Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone’s Business. Whatever your place of business – whether it’s a large or small organization, healthcare provider, academic institution or government agency – creating a culture of cybersecurity from the breakroom to the board room is essential and a shared responsibility among all employees. Spread the word by posting online safety tips on your social media platforms, including Google+, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Remember to use the official NCSAM hashtag, #CyberAware.

Over the past year multiple synagogues were hit with Ransomware demands and many Jewish-related websites were hacked and defaced. Here at JCRC, members of our board still receive pleas for cash from a deceased, former board member. His email account was hacked. It can happen to anyone. Please consider the simple tips below from our wonderful NJ partners and send an email to to subscribe to their weekly newsletter, with important updates and information. Click here to check out the JCRC-NY’s Cybersecurity Resources for more ideas.Creating a culture of cybersecurity is critical for any organization. From new employees to leadership, effective cybersecurity requires the awareness and vigilance of every employee to keep data, customers, and capital safe and secure. The following are simple tips to help foster a culture of cybersecurity in your organization.

  • When in doubt, throw it out. If an email, attachment, or link looks suspicious, even if you know the source, it is best to delete it.
  • Back it up. Make electronic and physical backups of all important work to prevent the loss of data from malfunctions, malware, theft, viruses, and accidental deletion.
  • Guard your devices. Never leave laptops and devices unattended in a public place or unlocked when not in use.
  • Secure your accounts. Do not share usernames and passwords with anyone, and turn on stronger authentication for an added layer of security beyond a password.
  • Report anything suspicious. If you experience any unusual problems with your computer or device, or suspect an attachment or link to be malicious, immediately report it to your IT department.
Join one of our cyber intelligence analysts as she discusses how organizations can protect against the most common cyber threats and the resources available to help strengthen cyber resilience.


David M. Pollock
Associate Executive Director & Director, Public Policy and Jewish Security
225 West 34th Street, Suite 1607 | New York, NY 10122 | 212.983.4800×132 | /security

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