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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every October, cybersecurity authorities take the opportunity to raise awareness of today’s cyberthreats and to promote cybersecurity best practices.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) was launched in 2004 by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance. With a majority of business interactions, communications, and everyday life existing online today, it’s essential to be cautious when it comes to both your personal and your company’s sensitive information.

Here at NSA, we take cybersecurity threats very seriously. That’s why we partner with only the best in Network/Security solutions. One of these partners is Sophos, which provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors.

As a distribution company or organization working with both NSA and Sophos, you’ll be able to:

  • Better understand both the phishing and ransomware landscape with information from over 5,000 IT professionals across the globe
  • Develop your own cybersecurity incident response plan to stop attacks from escalating
  • Learn how to optimize both your endpoint protection platform and network security to stop advanced cyberthreats

An abundance of resources is available to you! One helpful resource is Sophos’ Cybersecurity Best Practices Toolkit – a collection of informative reports and guides designed to help improve overall security posture.

A Few General Tips to Protect Your Company from Digital Attacks Include:

  • Make sure that your employees are trained in cybersecurity. They should know how to spot a phishing email, for example, and they should know what to do if they receive one. You can provide training through online courses or in-person seminars.
  • Invest in cybersecurity software. This software can help to protect your company’s data from being hacked. Make sure that you choose a reputable cybersecurity software provider.
  • Implement a cybersecurity policy for your company. This policy should outline what employees can and cannot do online. It should also specify what happens if an employee does something that puts the company at risk.
  • Keep your cybersecurity software up to date. Cybersecurity threats are constantly changing, and your software needs to be able to adapt. Update your employees on the latest cybersecurity threats so that they can be on the lookout for them.
  • Have a plan in place for what to do if your company is hacked. This plan should include who to contact, how to restore data, and how to prevent future attacks.

By following these tips and working with NSA, you will afford your company the ultimate protection from cybersecurity threats.

Let us show you how NSA Security and Managed Services minimize intrusions of ransomware, malware, viruses, and variants of each. Visit our website for more information and to get started with cybersecurity best practices.