October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month - Are You Covered?

| October 01, 2021

Cybersecurity threats change year after year as technology continues to advance. With that in mind, it's critical for organizations to revisit their data protection practices at least once a year. Here's some steps to take to protect your organization.  

  1. 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.
  2. Educate Your Employees—They are your first line of defense and even with the most robust and expensive data protection solutions, one click on a malicious link can infect your network and possibly lead to more serious cyber attacks. It's important to train staff on common cyber threats and how to respond.
  3. Implement smart software and keep it updated—Install strong spam filters, firewalls, and anti-virus and malware programs on all company devices. In addition, maintain network security by using a virtual private network. 
  4. Bolster Business Continuity—Back up data frequently. Consider storing sensitive data in another secure location, like the cloud. 
  5. 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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