October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) – a time to check in on your online safety and security. NCSAM was created 15 years ago by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance as a collaborative effort between government and industry to provide resources for Americans to stay safer and more secure online.
The overarching theme for NCSAM 2018 is, cyber security is our shared responsibility and we all must work together to improve our Nation’s cybersecurity. The key messages are:
- Strengthen the Nation’s cybersecurity ecosystem
- Cybersecurity is a cross-cutting, cross-sector challenge, so we must tackle it together
- Increase and strengthen the cybersecurity workforce across all sectors
- Secure critical infrastructure from cyber threats
Protect Your Company from Becoming the Next Cyber Security Headline
With cybersecurity breaches running rampant in the news headlines, it’s more important than ever to be educated on the latest schemes cybercriminals are using so you can protect yourself and your business from a costly attack.
Cybercriminals are not only trying to gain access to your company’s firewall, they are launching sophisticated attacks and preying on your employees. Just a few years ago, a good firewall and relevant antivirus software were good enough precautionary measures to protect your business. Not anymore. The biggest and most costly risks now lie within your employees’ mailboxes and websites they visit. Ransomware, phishing attempts, social engineering, malicious websites, and social media are all threats targeted at your employees. What’s the best way to protect your business? Educate your employees.
Email can be a risk if your employees are not savvy and able to identify the difference between a real email and a malicious one. Emails that present risk may have a malicious attachment, URL link, or be a phishing attempt to gain information such as banking information or user credentials.
Educating employees about recognizing email scams is an important safeguard to protect your business. In our cybersecurity blog series, we will provide tips on how to protect your company, employees and yourself by helping you identify:
Anders Technology can help your company identify and avoid malicious phishing attempts and implement technology to keep your business and employees safe. We are proud to be a 2018 NCSAM Champion, dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted internet.All Insights