The pillars within this year's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month are Own IT., Secure IT. and Protect IT. We have already talked about Own IT. in a previous blog post and you can read all about it here. Today we are going to discuss the ways that you can “Secure IT.” - IT being your digital profile.
Passwords are a necessary evil and should be protected at all costs, they are the true keys to your digital kingdom. If your passwords are compromised you can have issues as little as losing access to services, and at the maximum identity theft.
The cybersecurity of small businesses are sometimes overlooked leaving these companies vulnerable to attacks from cyber criminals. The safeguarding of data for small businesses is not emphasized enough causing thousands of data breaches every year across the United States.
In our ever-evolving world of technology, we feel the need to be connected All. The. Time. We also say things like, “Let’s unplug for the weekend” or “I won’t look at social media for 24 hours”. However, when we are on the go, we still want to feel connected to the world and our inner circle.
Cybersecurity may sound like something that only IT groups have to worry about, but it's not. The vast majority of cybersecurity “hacks” can be traced back to an individual making a mistake like clicking on a bad hyperlink or opening an attachment in a bad email.
As you may already know, this month is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). So we thought it would be important to focus on who these criminals are targeting and how large their impact can be.
This month is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) which focuses on the importance of cybersecurity. In the months leading up to NCSAM, a collaboration between government and industry leaders takes place to increase awareness on the importance of cybersecurity and providing Americans with the information they need to keep themselves safe online.
In 2003, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance launched National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). This is a collaborative effort to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to help Americans stay safe and more secure online. NCSAM is held every October and each year they promote a theme and key messages throughout the campaign.