Since 2004 National Cyber Security Awareness Month has taken place every October to ensure Internet users have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Otter Tail Power Company takes cyber security seriously—for the safety of its employees, customers, shareholders, and the energy grid.
The company provides ongoing cyber security information and training for employees. “We review topics including online safety, secure options for file and information sharing, and best practices to keep our network and mobile devices secure,” said Don Redden, Vice President, Information Technology. “We also discuss recent news about data breaches, keep up on the industry’s latest suggestions for improvement, and proactively create disaster recovery and incident response plans if hackers ever target our company. Our employees continuously work to protect our company’s systems and data from cyber attacks.”
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Cyber Security Alliance remind computer users to:
Own IT. Understand your digital profile, including the devices you use every day, to help keep you and your information secure.
Secure IT. Learn about and use the security features available on your devices or software.
Protect IT. Understand and routinely check privacy settings to protect your privacy.
Whether it’s keeping security software current, creating complex passphrases, or protecting all online devices (including smartphones), Otter Tail Power Company is committed to keeping information secure. And the company encourages its customers to stay safe online too. Visit staysafeonline.org for more online safety tips.