Pizza My Mind Presented by Riverside Medical

Riverside Health System presented Pizza My Mind on Thursday, March 22nd. Located just a few minutes away from campus, Riverside has evolved into a flagship regional medical center with several other affiliates in the Virginia Peninsula area.

Dennis Loftus, Sr. Vice President and CIO, beginning the presentation

The most prominent focus of this presentation, provided by Dennis Loftus, Sr. Vice President and CIO, was on the company’s cyber security methods and checks. Mr. Loftus explained that a few weeks ago the company distributed a fake email to simulate phishing efforts carried out by hackers to test employee response. A total of 20% of employees opened it and the majority of those entered credentials. This test predated a very recent real phishing attack in which a doctor added their credentials to the fake url. Riverside has since then implemented new training programs and put in hundreds of hours of work in order to guarantee that these phishing attempts are less successful in the future.

The long process of updating legacy systems to a new and more modern technology was also discussed. Students were given a very in-depth account of the efficient processes the Riverside follows. The company presents a very strong case for competent cyber security so give them a chance as opportunities arise in the future. Interested at working at Riverside? Riverside is currently seeking candidates to join their web development team.

Dennis Loftus and David Key speaking to students

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