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TMA Tech Summit Hits High Note Charting Path to Harden Central Stations

Todd Neilson, left, co-founder of cybersecurity solutions provider Secuvant, was joined by the company’s vice president of security engineering, Kevin Howard. The duo demonstrated how inexpensive devices can be used to create nefarious WiFi hot spots to hack unsuspecting users, as well as defeat wireless alarms systems via radio jamming.

During the presentation, they doled out advice on what organizations can be doing to better shield against a data breach. Here’s a fundamental one provided by Neilson: Two-factor authentication. This requires not only a password and username, but also an additional element that only the user can deploy, such as a piece of information or physical token.

“You need a password policy at your company and you need to enforce it,” he said.

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