Rose State College Cyber Security professor, Brett Weber, shared his knowledge and experience with Oklahoma manufacturers Tuesday morning, as Weber joined a four-person panel discussing cyber security. "Cybersecurity, Intellectual Property and the Impact to Business" brought individuals from multiple companies together to discuss the threats lurking for manufacturers. Weber, along with colleagues Ian Anderson of OGE Energy, Doug Sorocco of Dunlap Codding, and Pete Seeber of Corvid Cyberdefense LLC discussed how companies can prevent cyberattacks, and how to respond when attacked.
"One of the big things we forget about when discussing cyber security processes and infrastructure is that we still have to train our people," said Weber. "You're only as strong as our weakest link, right? We have to make sure we're training our people on good cyber security practices in addition to investing in cyber security systems and infrastructure."
As cyber risks increase, it's increasingly essential for businesses to be aware of vulnerabilities.
"As the field of cyber security continues to evolve, it's important that we continue to adapt. Attackers are never going to stop. I tell my students every day; we have to make sure we're always staying one step ahead.
Rose State College offers the largest cyber security program in the Oklahoma City area and is one of the fastest-growing programs in the State of Oklahoma. Students can earn an associate's degree in a variety of cybersecurity-related disciplines, including Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, and Cyber Science. Rose State College also provides a variety of CompTIA certification preparation classes, preparing students to take a CompTIA certification exam. Rose State is also home to a PearsonVUE testing center, allowing students and the community to complete a certification exam in a variety of disciplines.