Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Celebrate It By Ensuring Your Company Is Protected

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Celebrate It By Ensuring Your Company Is Protected

October is officially designated as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Now in its 18th year, the goal of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and ensure everyone has the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. This year's theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” Truthfully, this is a very effective way to approach cybersecurity.

In fact, we have recently expanded our IT Managed Services cybersecurity offerings with more services around security, risk mitigation, and disaster recovery.

Having good protection isn't always about expensive technology or services (although there are times when those options are needed); it's about being smart. We've covered several important topics around cybersecurity in recent weeks and are planning an online event to help companies improve their cybersecurity.

How To Strengthen Your Cybersecurity

Any business, regardless of size, can be a victim of cyber crime. You might think it's too costly or complex to put real protection in place, but that is not the case. In fact, here are some immediate, low-cost and even no-cost measures.

Strengthen and Protect Your Passwords

It might sound simple and obvious, but passwords are a big contributor to cybersecurity issues. Consider this statistic: Compromised passwords cause more than 80 percent of all data breaches. Password security is all about responsible management. In The Easiest Way to Protect Against Cyber Crime: 5 Ways to Strengthen and Protect Your Passwords, you'll learn about five things you can do quickly and easily up your password game.

Consider Endpoint Security Management

Endpoint security management is a very effective way to protect your company. In Endpoint Security Management: How It Benefits Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Users, we explain the concept which helps with supervising and authenticating access rights of endpoint devices to a network to prevent threats. We also discuss Microsoft's tools (Endpoint Manager) and how organizations with Microsoft technologies can benefit, including keeping software and hardware up to date, speeding up employee onboarding, and keeping smartphones secure.

Backups, User Education, and More

Passwords are only the beginning. In 5 Ways to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks, we take a higher-level look at cybersecurity, offering some best practices that help you find gaps, prioritize them, and address them as quickly as possible. For example, an easy first step is to educate your employees. Security breaches aren't typically malicious or even intentional; your employees are just not aware that they're putting your company at risk. Once a hacker has broken in (often through a user's workstation), they can now set up a ransomware attack. That's why it is so important to have a solid backup strategy--not only scheduling regular backups, but also storing those backups safely. One important recommendation: Store your backups in the cloud to keep your data safe, regardless of what happens inside your four walls.

Learn More About What You Can Do for Better Cybersecurity

Good cybersecurity starts with understanding what you can do. Join us for our upcoming webinar, Demystifying Cybersecurity with ArcherPoint. We pack a lot into 30 minutes, including endpoint management, password health, backups, end user education, and more.

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