Cybersecurity is a topic that continues to grow in importance for both the general population and those who work in the tech industry. While news headlines about security breaches affecting various companies are now almost a daily occurrence, many still don’t understand the responsibility that every one of us has to keep our own personal and workplace networks secure. This October, Synopsys will celebrate the 17th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month by continuing to educate our own workforce about security best practices.
Although cybersecurity can be a scary topic for some, it doesn’t have to be when organizations and employees are prepared. This month, we will be driving a company-wide, best practices initiative to discuss security topics such as multi-factor authentication, endpoint protection management, securing devices at home, identifying and reporting suspicious activities, and much more. Beyond the importance of individual accountability, we recognize that cybersecurity has become an influential business driver and differentiator in an industry that relies on microelectronics and software.
We caught up with Synopsys Chief Security Officer (CSO) Deirdre Hanford to discuss how we’re driving home the need for standardized cybersecurity practices for both individual employees and the teams directly working with customers on leading technologies.