We have made it to October and the finish line for 2020 is getting close.
While most people associate October with a spooky atmosphere and delicious pumpkin spice, it is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Here at Lighthouse IT, we hold this month very close to our hearts. It is the most important month to our industry because the web is flooded with both people and businesses alike, taking initiative in their cybersecurity. This being the 17th year of NCSAM, promoting the importance of cyber security and education is imperative as it can very easily make or break a business. Lighthouse IT Solutions will be following along and posting a new blog every week this month to help bring awareness regarding cyber security.
By the way, if you are curious about just how serious cyber security should be taken, check out Datto’s Global State of the Channel
Ransomware Report. In this PDF, there is a plethora of cited statistics to reinforce our concerns that business are not being cyber-safe.
Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.
That's the theme for this year's NCSAM! Cyber security is the job of everyone, especially in a business environment. Many companies like the idea of simplicity and convenience for their network, but if one person makes a mistake and allows malware on the network, the whole team is at risk to be compromised. While it could be easier to notice on a business network, it also applies to home networks or any network with multiple people connected. Whatever type you are dealing with it is important to remember that you and everyone else on that network are responsible for keeping it safe. That is what this year's theme is about: do your part to keep devices safe by staying aware of cyber threats and how to be protected from them.
Is your network up-to-code?
Our Secure-IT Cyber Smart Assessment is a self-assessment of your network! You can fill it out be yourself to understand if your company's network has any major issues, but we can help guide you through the assessment this entire month! Because all this tech stuff can be a bit confusing, we want to guide you through so that you can learn what everything is and truly understand the thing your company relies on every hour of every day. Again, your network is only as strong as its weakest link, and that weak point is almost never obvious.