October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. During this annual event, government and industry leaders come together to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.
This year’s campaign theme was selected to demonstrate that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people.
It’s crucial for businesses like yours to stay cyber-secure in order to safeguard company data, protect customers’ personal information and ensure employee privacy. Here’s how you can do your part to foster organizational cybersecurity:
Educate your employees.
Utilize a training program to make employees aware of cybersecurity threats and how to avoid them.
Establish policies to promote cybersecurity.
This includes a bring your own device policy, email and internet communication policy, acceptable use policy, remote
work policy and incident response policy.
Implement smart software.
Install strong spam filters, firewalls, and antivirus and malware programs on all company devices. In addition, maintain network security by using a virtual private network.
Enforce access controls.
Only allow trusted and qualified individuals access to sensitive data. Further, ensure all employees use strong passwords and update them on a routine basis.
Bolster business continuity.
Be sure to back up data frequently. Consider storing copies of critical data in additional secure locations, such as the cloud.
Have a plan.
Establish a cyber incident response plan to minimize potential losses in the event of a cyber attack. Test this plan regularly.
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