FKEC Cybersecurity Program

Florida Keys Electric Cooperative is committed to protecting our member data and digital assets. To ensure security, we implement a comprehensive cybersecurity program involving many tools and levels of monitoring protection that aims to surpass national standards that energy and defense companies are required to follow. This inlcudes completing all 10 of the goals in NRECA’s Co-op Cyber Goals program.

In addition to our diligent prevention work, we are also committed to keeping our members informed. Should any threat to member personal information be made, FKEC will promptly notify you, our valued members, to make you aware of our thorough action to address the issue.

Knowledge is power, to help reduce cyber risk learn more about cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. When we all take simple steps to be safer online at home, in the workplace, and in our communities, it makes using the Internet a more secure experience. Consider implementing these best practices into your digital lifestyle:

Use Multifactor Authentication. While multifactor authentication (also known as two-factor authentication) adds complexity to the login process, it is a vital piece of the cybersecurity puzzle. Implementing this feature on your email account, financial services, and social media accounts is strongly recommended.

Update Your Software. This simple step helps to protect your devices and software from known security issues. You can simplify this step by turning on your devices, applications, and operating systemsautomatic update capability. Set it and forget to help keep your data secure.

Think Before You Click. Unfortunately, over 90% of successful cyber-attacks start with a phishing email. Remember, phishing emails are a type of social engineering scam where the attackers try to deceive people into revealing sensitive information or installing malware such as ransomware. These emails may look a little off, may try to get you to act quickly, and typically have a link that looks like it could be legitimate. Make sure you inspect all emails closely and ask yourself, does this seem legitimate, and should I believe it?

Use Strong Passwords. Using a long, complex password is still essential to securing your accounts. Choose passwords that meet complex password rules and are hard to guess. Avoid any information in your password that a malicious person could easily guess about you.

At FKEC, we are committed to aggressively protecting our member data and maintaining a secure link between cyberspace and our physical systems to ensure safe power service.