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Cybersecurity Firm Tevora and Domestic Violence Shelter Laura's House Announce Partnership
Tevora and Laura's House Partner to Protect Families from Cyberstalking
By: Laura's House
"The same technological advancements that are making lives easier for many people are also enabling abusers to use technology to frighten, harass or stalk their victims," said Laura's House CEO and executive director Margaret Bayston. "We have seen firsthand the dangers of cyberstalking and cyber harassment with our clients. Our partnership with Tevora will allow us to equip our staff with the tools and knowledge to help victims protect themselves and their loved ones from this form of abuse."
Cyberstalking as a form of abuse has increased significantly as technological advances empower abusers to use smartphones to access information from social media and GPS location to target victims. A recent survey (https://www.npr.org/
"Laura's House does such important work for the community, and we were honored to partner together to help build cyber safety awareness," said Tevora Director of Incident Response and creator of the cyber safety toolkit, Matt Mosley. "Our mission at Tevora is to protect the world from cyber threats and it's our hope that this tool kit will empower those facing cyber abuse with the knowledge they need to protect themselves and their families.
Tevora and Laura's House are addressing this threat with a three-pronged strategy to educate and protect domestic violence victims and staff. Due to the highly sensitive data contained by Laura's House, Tevora first conducted a penetration test in the organization's IT system to uncover any system vulnerabilities before any education or service began. Then Laura's House staff members were trained on cyber abuse protection and cybersecurity safety.
The two organizations have compiled a cyber safety toolkit to educate and empower victims to increase their safety when utilizing technology. To further educate victims and families, a blog series has been launched on www.laurashouse.org by Tevora's Director of Incident Response Matt Mosely and Laura's House Legal Director Adam Dodge.
Founded in 2003, Tevora is a specialized management consultancy focused on cybersecurity, risk and compliance services. Based in Lake Forest, CA, our experienced consultants are devoted to supporting the CISO in protecting their organization's digital assets. We make it our responsibility to ensure the CISO has the tools and guidance they need to build their departments, so they can prevent and respond to daily threats.
Our expert advisors take the time to learn about each organization's unique pressures and challenges, so we can help identify and execute the best solutions for each case. We take a hands-on approach to each new partnership, and –year after year –apply our cumulative learnings to continually strengthen the company's digital defenses.
Tevora: Go forward. We've got your back.
About Laura's House
Laura's House is a nonprofit organization established in 1994 to provide domestic violence-related services. We serve as the only state-approved comprehensive domestic violence agency in south Orange County, Calif., serving communities throughout Orange County and the surrounding regions of southern California. Over the past 24 years, Laura's House has provided a shelter with support services to more than 5,000 abused men, women and their children and non-residential direct services including 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling, life skills education and legal advocacy to over 55,000 persons. Our mission statement is as follows: Changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse. Our services include an Emergency Shelter, Counseling and Resource Center, Children's Therapeutic Programs, Transitional Living Center, Legal Advocacy and Community Prevention/Education and Outreach. In 2017, Laura's House provided direct services to 3,821 persons and prevention/education and community outreach activities to 24,733 persons. To find out more please visit www.laurashouse.org and www.laurashouse.org/