“If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What’s more, you deserve to be hacked”
― Richard Clarke

Small businesses generally don’t spend enough time thinking about, or investigating, their cyber security threats. Most of us cross our fingers and hope that our company doesn’t get hit. But, how do we know we haven’t been compromised? Do we even know what that means? Who else is affected if my company is breached?
Join us at one of the two sessions tomorrow. Details below. I urge as many people to attend as possible. The port has presented us with an opportunity to learn and develop. Let’s take part!

Marilynn Ryan
TMTA President

Free Cyber Security Classes – October 3 in Norfolk

Motor Carrier Partners,

We all recognize the growing number of threats emerging from the digital world. News headlines offer regular reminders of this troubling trend.

At The Port of Virginia, we are investing significant time and resources in the area of cyber security. We want you, your cargo and your information to be safe and secure. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce two cyber security educational sessions, hosted by the port. These sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, in our World Trade Center boardroom.

The sessions are offered free of charge and are open to all members of the local trucking community. Session one will begin at 9:00 a.m. and session two will begin at 1:30 p.m. (both on October 3). Each session will last from 1.5 – 2 hours. Please plan to attend one session only.

Topics to be covered include:

• What is cyber security?
• Attack statistics
• Who are the attackers?
• What are the attacks focused on?
• What is a weak password?
• Typical password policy – why it fails
• What is a passphrase and how to create one securely?
• What is phishing and how to protect against it?

If you have questions regarding attendance, please contact Vance Griffin, V.P. of Terminal Services – vgriffin@vit.org

We look forward to partnering with you, to build a stronger, more secure, port.



Gregory J. Edwards
Director, Internal and Partner Communications

Virginia Port Authority
600 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
Office: 757-683-2110
Cell: 757-617-0852

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