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Cyber Security Awareness Month: A Recap

Posted on October 26, 2017

This week marks the last week of Cyber Security Awareness Month. Throughout the month, security experts have been sharing their tips for information security for you, your family, and your company. Here’s a compilation of the best tips.

Week 1: Home & Family Security

Make sure your family can recognize phishing scams to prevent them from releasing their passwords to hackers.

Install anti-virus software on home computers to keep your family safe.

If you have young children using the computer, you can set parental controls so that they don’t visit risky websites.

Week 2: Workplace Information Security

Always remember that your company can be a target for hackers, no matter what size.

Make sure your employees don’t access personal accounts, such as bank information or private emails, on company networks.

Ensure employees scan every downloaded file for viruses.

Week 3: The Future of Security

The Internet of Things will be the newest security threat—make sure your internet-connected devices are safe.

Hackers will always find new ways into security systems, so never ignore updates.

Big data will allow security threats to be predicted and avoided more easily.

Week 4: Careers in Cybersecurity

Take a look at national and regional certifications in the cybersecurity field, and get certified in as many as you can.

Keep reading about security and stay on top of the news.

Use your skills for good and avoid jail time for hacking into company systems.

Cybersecurity awareness isn’t just crucial for one month of the year. It’s always something that should be on your mind, and your company’s information security policy should reflect that. At Ezentria, we’re able to help you create a robust security plan that will continually protect your company’s data. Contact us today to learn how your business can succeed with a security plan.

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