The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Cybersecurity Alliance have designated the theme of Cybersecurity Awareness Month this year to be “See Yourself in Cyber”. While cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people.
A few action steps you can take this October include:
- Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication: Passwords alone don’t protect you; MFA make you less likely to get hacked.
- Recognizing & Reporting Phishing: If a link looks off, think before you click it!
- Focus on Strong Passwords: Passwords should be long, unique, and randomly generated.
- Regularly Update Software: Don’t delay these actions, act promptly when you see a software update notification.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a great reminder for everyone that there are all kinds of ways to keep your data protected; even by practicing the basics of cybersecurity, you can make a huge difference.
At Datasmith, we believe that security is a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year job! By knowing what it takes to swiftly and effectively neutralize security threats, you can adapt safeguards to address potential future infiltration attempts. You can consider Sophos Phish Threat, a phishing attack simulation and training solution for your end users, Sophos Phish Threat has the freshest phishing campaigns and provides you with the flexibility and customization that your organization needs to facilitate a positive security awareness culture!
Cybersecurity Awareness Month also provides a great opportunity to help individuals and businesses to protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace.
As the threat of malicious cyber activities grows, we must all do our part to keep our nation safe and secure. By taking steps such as enabling Multi-Factor Authentication, using strong passwords, recognizing and reporting phishing, and updating software regularly, we can all increase our cybersecurity postures at home, at work, and in schools.
Today, cybersecurity solutions should include everything from network inspection to cloud monitoring and threat intelligence to endpoint visibility. Be proactive this month, contact us to learn more about Cybersecurity Awareness Month and how our team can can help your organization stay secure this month and beyond.