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Logical Operations

November 06, 2015 15:06 ET

The Town of Penfield, N.Y., Takes Proactive Steps to Prevent Security Breaches by Partnering With New Horizons at Logical Operations to Provide CyberSAFE End-User Security Training for All Municipal Employees

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwired - November 06, 2015) - The Town of Penfield, N.Y., has taken proactive steps to prevent security breaches and keep their data secure from cyber threats by partnering with New Horizons of Logical Operations to provide CyberSAFE end-user security training to all Penfield employees during the week of November 2nd through November 6th, 2015.

With all of the recent cyber-attacks and data breaches in the news, especially the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield cyber-attack that has affected the Rochester, N.Y. community, the Town of Penfield has established themselves as a leader in the community by proactively taking steps to protect themselves against cyber threats. This week, all Town of Penfield municipal employees participated in the CyberSAFE class, conducted by New Horizons at Logical Operations, to make sure that their employees can recognize and avoid cyber threats. In fact, the town has made the CyberSAFE end-user training class mandatory for all of their employees.

"The senior leadership of every public and private entity must have Cyber Security at the top of their agenda for all aspects of their operations," said Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain. "Today, all facets of our lives rely on computers and the internet for communications, transportation needs, payroll records, educational transcripts, personnel files, business strategic data, medical documents, and much more. New attack methods are launched continuously, with increasing sophistication for cyber security threats. Cyber security training should be required for all employees, followed by regular updates as needed. We are delighted to be working with Logical Operations on this key business initiative."

"We are thrilled that the Town of Penfield has established themselves as a security leader in the Rochester, N.Y. community by training their employees to recognize and avoid security breaches," said Bill Rosenthal, CEO, Logical Operations. "End-users are a crucial part of protecting an organization's assets, and other towns and organizations should take note of the Town of Penfield's commitment and dedication to keeping their data secure."

End-users play a critical role in protecting an organization's data, but often times, they are the weakest link in the security chain. According to Reuters.com, end-user awareness and training reduces security-related risks for organizations by 45% to 70%. The CyberSAFE end-user security training program enables employees of any organization to identify many of the common risks involved in using conventional end-user technology, as well as ways to use it safely to protect themselves and their organizations from those security risks. Delivered in a half-day or less, CyberSAFE is designed for non-technical end-users of computers, mobile devices, networks, and the Internet. This course will also prepare students to earn their Certified CyberSAFE credential.

About Logical Operations

New Horizons at Logical Operations, a division of Logical Operations, is Rochester, N.Y.'s largest training center, serving the area's leading companies. For more information, visit http://NHatLO.com. Logical Operations helps organizations and individuals maximize training with an adaptable expert-facilitated learning experience. Its more than 5,100 titles are available globally through flexible delivery platforms that are designed for any learning environment. Logical Operations also offers a growing portfolio of high-stakes certifications such as Logical Operations Certified CyberSec First Responder and assessments including Logical Operations Certified CyberSAFE. Logical Operations' CEO, Bill Rosenthal, is a board member of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and works alongside representatives from organizations such as AT&T, Bank of America, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Verizon, Visa, and more, to make sure that everyone has the education and resources needed to stay safe and secure online. For more information, connect with Logical Operations at http://logicaloperations.com and on Twitter @logicalops.

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