What goes hand in hand to make ghouls and goblins even scarier in the month of October? Cybersecurity! October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and was set in a declaration by President George W. Bush and Congress in 2004.
See Yourself in Cyber
Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created to help individuals not only protect themselves but their confidential data online. To keep things interesting, The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) releases a theme each year. 2022’s slogan is “See Yourself in Cyber.”
“See Yourself in Cyber” — demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. This October will focus on the “people” part, providing information and resources to help educate CISA government partners and the public, to ensure all individuals and organizations make smart decisions whether on the job, at home, or at school.
MSPs Can Help
By engaging with an MSP such as Bastionpoint Technology, these practices are set-it and forget-it. Not only are you partnering with a help desk to call, but also a team of professionals who take your personally identifiable information and data seriously. By becoming a managed service partner with Bastionpoint, you can rest easy knowing that we have tools in place. Our tools not only detect but also mitigate and stop most cyber events that could happen inside your infrastructure and on your local machines.
We use the latest in endpoint security, and we also incorporate our 24/7 managed SOC with our local helpdesk to help complete our effective end-to-end cyber ecosystem.
Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be scary! What if you aren’t a client of Bastionpoint? What are some things you can do to help educate yourself, your family, and your colleagues? It’s all about creating a narrative, informed discussions, communication, and taking small steps in the right direction.
Bastionpoint has 4 Tips to Help Increase Protection Online:
1. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (Both Personally and Professionally)
2. Use Strong Passwords
3. Recognize and Report Phishing
4. Keep your software up to date
Preparing for 2023 Cybersecurity
As we are wrapping up 2022, some of the same key features to look out for in 2023 are already on some of the nations leading tech firms’ radar. User awareness is #1, but if you are in healthcare there are concerns to follow as many best practices as possible to keep your patient’s data safe.
Continuing on a growing trend, around two-thirds of the world’s population own and use a smartphone and many businesses have designed websites or apps to be compatible with these devices. Consequently, mobile devices are fast becoming the method of choice for cyber attackers and scammers looking to access data.
Nobody knows where the future of cybercrime and security lies, as it is constantly in flux and development. Security experts are always trying to anticipate the cyber attackers’ next move and create applications and programs that are less vulnerable to attack. However, the key to improved cybersecurity is the ability to protect yourself.
Engage in this year’s efforts by creating your own cyber awareness campaign and by sharing this message with your peers.
I provide CIO and IT Support Services alongside a mid-sized technical support team of engineers for business. Bastionpoint Technology is a managed service provider for businesses ranging from 1-500 users! We specialize in Legal, Medical, and Professional services, but support so much more. Retail, Finance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Non-Profits, and you’ve certainly heard of our clients. We offer unlimited on-demand services, with an on-demand price point to meet every client’s needs. Just call on us – we put your business first!