Focus on fundamentals as cybersecurity evolves: Bill Prohn in Business First Thought Leaders Panel Discussion

Business First of Buffalo gathers executives and leaders in a variety of industries to discuss issues relevant to their businesses. William Prohn, Dopkins System Consultants Managing Director, participated in Business First’s July 2022 discussion on Cyber Security.  In light of the COVID-19 health pandemic, the discussion was held in as virtual discussion through remote access. This article appeared in the print and online editions of Business First on July 29, 2022.

Thought Leaders: Focus on fundamentals as cybersecurity evolves

By Dan Miner  –  Reporter, Buffalo Business First

Keep it simple.

In the fast-changing world of cybersecurity, hackers can attack any business at any time, with techniques that range from rudimentary to bleeding edge.

William Prohn likened the idea to a town with a rash of car burglaries. If your door is unlocked, they take what they can. If it is locked, they pull the handle and then quickly move on.

“The response has to be equally simple,” said William Prohn, managing director at Dopkins & Co. accounting firm, where he leads the information systems and technology consulting division. “Lock your car doors.”

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William Prohn, Managing Director, Dopkins System Consultants & Director of Information Technology for Dopkins & Company

Holly Huber, CEO and founder of Global Security IQ

Adam Rosen, chief information security officer at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center;

Randy Glenn, assistant vice president and certified cyber risk manager, Evans Insurance Agency;

Michelle Merola, partner, associate general counsel, Hodgson Russ

Shambhu Upadhyaya, professor of computer science and engineering, University at Buffalo.


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