Kick-Start Cyber Security Awareness Month With These Essential Tips

Josh Hickling

Managing Consultant

Kick-Start Cyber Security Awareness Month With These Essential Tips

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it’s more important than ever for businesses to take steps to protect their data. In this blog post, we’ll cover the basics of cyber security and why it’s so important for your business. We’ll also provide some tips on how you can get started with cyber security awareness month.

What is Cyber Security Awareness Month?

Cyber Security Awareness Month, or CSAM, is a month-long initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and data protection. Launched by the Department of Homeland Security in 2004, it has become an important time for businesses to evaluate their security measures and take steps to improve them.

Why is Cyber Security Awareness Month so Important?

At its core, cyber security is about protecting data. Whether it’s your customers’ personal information or your own business data, it’s vital to keep this information safe and secure from hackers and other online threats. Without strong measures in place to protect our digital assets, we are vulnerable to attacks that can have devastating consequences.

What are Your Top Tips to Staying Safe Online?

There are many things you can do to stay safe online, but some of the most important include:

  • Using strong passwords and changing them often.
  • Installing antivirus and anti-malware software on all your devices.
  • Staying vigilant about phishing emails and other scams.
  • Regularly backing up your systems.

One of our consultants top tips is ensuring all your online accounts have multi factor authentication on so even if your passwords do get compromised, you have an extra layer of protection.

What is the Most Common Way Hackers Target Businesses?

The weakest link in cybersecurity is the human factor. And if your employees are unable to make an informed and educated decision about something as simple as, as to what network to connect to our which email attachment to open, you’re at risk of having a cyber attack. I think its crucial that every employer needs to train their employees to be cyber aware and alert at all times. The human error is the most common way that threat actors will get into a business or target employees. The statistic is that over 80% of attacks are generally through an employee being compromised rather than the actual system itself.

Keep an eye out for more cyber security awareness month content over the next few weeks from us here at Pentest People.

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