While there’s a whole month dedicated to cybersecurity, it is definitely a 24/7/365 effort for any company out there. Most days, it seems like new threats are popping up for full frontal assaults on your data while plenty more lurk in the shadows just waiting to catch your organization off-guard.
The current cyber threat landscape is a whole lot of “trick” without any real “treat” involved. So how do you get through these dark times with your network integrity intact while keeping customer data and other intellectual property protected as much as possible?
That’s the reason Cybersecurity Awareness Month exists. Since 2004, Cybersecurity Awareness Month has helped foster public and corporate awareness about cybersecurity best practices and encouraged a collective effort in identifying, detecting, and stopping cyberattacks and breaches.
For 2022, the U.S. government’s official theme for the month is “See Yourself in Cyber,” making the point that real cybersecurity is all about the people involved. People can be both the weakest link in organizational security as well as the front line in defending against the biggest threats. Here, for instance, are four top steps every organization should take, as recommended by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA):
- Enable multi-factor authentication
- Use strong passwords
- Recognize and report phishing
- Update your software
On top of this, Exact Market’s blog has covered numerous technology topics relevant to enterprise operations—and cybersecurity is no exception. Check out what we’ve covered in 2022:
- What could possibly be worse than ransomware?
- Why you should consider zero trust for your hybrid workforce
- More than just backups: Preventing the next IT disaster
- 5 steps to make your security metrics more meaningful to the board
- Sharing cyber responsibility in the cloud
- SASE: The right technology at the right time
- Three ways to reduce the cost of a data breach
And all this month, we’ll be releasing a series of posts to explore cybersecurity trends, topics, and areas of concern. Check back each week throughout October to stay on top of what’s new.
- IBM, Cost of a Data Breach, July 2022
- Gartner, Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Software Market to Reach $62 Billion in 2022, November 2021
- Enterprise Strategy Group, Securing Cloud-native Applications, March 2021
- UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022, July 2022