Blog: Bluepeak Partners with Rocky Mountain Cybersecurity in Cheyenne
Rocky Mountain Cybersecurity’s Elmer Robinson discusses cybersecurity in Bluepeak’s Cheyenne Tech Hub on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.
The bad news? The shadowy figures lurking around the internet are only getting better at stealing data.
The good news? You have ways to proactively protect yourself and improve your cybersecurity.
Robinson, the CEO and CISO of the local Cheyenne company, was invited by Bluepeak to share the importance of cybersecurity with other small businesses and individuals. He explained what cyber fraud looks like these days, including how the fraudsters get in and tactics they use, while also detailing what users can do now to fight back. Robinson listed the causes of data breaches and explained today’s cybersecurity “all comes down to passwords.” According to him, the easiest way to prevent attacks is to make sure your passwords are strong and changed regularly.
Robinson cautioned that many small business owners and employees think “it won’t happen to me,” but small businesses can be more attractive targets for cyber fraud because they might have less defenses. He also pointed out even one data breach can be catastrophic to a small business, with the average cost to recover reaching into the millions of dollars.
The threat is also apparent in the data around cybersecurity. According to Astra Security:
- Every 39 seconds there is a hacker attack.
- More than 300,000 new malware is created every day.
- 92% of that malware is delivered via email.
- 1 million websites have malware at any given time.
The figures and current state of cyber-attacks can be discouraging to many users but Bluepeak can help. We, as a fiber internet provider, want to ensure all internet users have the tools they need to secure their data and avoid fraud.
Bluepeak has implemented several security measures to meet that goal, but one of the most effective is offering Eero Secure for free with Bluepeak internet service. Eero Secure is typically a subscription-based service offered by Eero, the brand that produces Bluepeak’s home WiFi systems. Eero Secure protects devices from online threats, ads and allows for customized content filtering. In addition, Bluepeak offers education to customers about safe online practices with events like the Lunch and Learn, monitors for threats across their infrastructure and regularly updates software and firmware.
As a cybersecurity managed service provider, Rocky Mountain Cybersecurity works with business owners, CEOs, C-level executives and IT departments to create plans tailored to a business’ unique needs and compliance requirements. Their mission is to provide cybersecurity solutions that are effective and affordable for companies of all sizes. Cyber threats are constantly evolving, so Rocky Mountain Cybersecurity offers a comprehensive range of services, such as cybersecurity audits, penetration testing, and security awareness training.
Cheyenne residents can check service availability for their address at mybluepeak.com, while those interested in Rocky Mountain Cybersecurity’s offerings can visit rmcybersecurity.com.