We just celebrated 20 years of Cybersecurity Awareness Month! 🎉 Established by the U.S. President and Congress in 2004, October is dedicated to elevating our understanding of online safety. Missed out on our posts? Read below as we shared many enlightening insights, staggering statistics, and captivating facts about cybersecurity in 2023.
1) Emerging Cybersecurity Threats: What Professionals Need to Know
As technology progresses, so do the challenges we face in cybersecurity. Are you updated on the most pressing threats in today’s digital era? Our latest article for this month dives into the current and forthcoming threats. Equip yourself with the knowledge to defend and thrive amidst the evolving challenges of the digital age. Read the full article here.
-Make sure all of your users are using MFA and have gone through the latest phishing and social engineering trainings.
-Make sure your NOC and SOC are monitoring edge devices for anomalies, and logins.
-Make sure your devices are patched.
-Make sure everyone knows what an incident or disruption is and how to report it.
4) What is the #1 piece of advice for security teams looking to boost employee, supplier, and partner security literacy in new and innovative ways? Read the experts’ answers here.
5) Companies are leveling up their cybersecurity training with ultra-personalized phishing tests, from Taylor Swift concert tickets to unexpected bonus alerts. While these simulations aim to prepare employees for real-world threats, they’ve sparked debate on their emotional impact and office morale. Read more here.
6) Avoiding a smishing attack in real life.
7) Security Pros, are you up-to-date with the latest best practices in cybersecurity?
8) Have you tried a Phishing Quiz before? 🎣 Through this quiz, uncover key insights about frequent phishing methods, recognize red flags, and grasp the significance of being vigilant online, whether you’re surfing the web or reviewing emails. Strengthen your digital defense with this crucial exercise. Take the quiz ➡ https://phishingquiz.withgoogle.com/
As we move on from Cybersecurity Awareness Month for 2023, here are three (3) essential points to remember:
1️⃣ Repetition – It is fervently recommended for organizations to sustain a high level of cybersecurity awareness and culture.
2️⃣ Understand the target audience – When planning content and activities for awareness, it’s crucial to take into account the needs and preferences of the intended audience.
3️⃣ Ensure it’s engaging – Awareness programs ought to be captivating. It’s essential not to make the subject mundane. Engage and hold the users’ interest.
Charlies is a 14 year cyber security expert. He started his career in the U.S. armed forces and then transitioned into commercial roles. A security engineer by training, he's well-versed in tool deployment and administration.
Ellen bring a decade of GRC expertise to the TalPoint community. She's knowledgeable on a variety of frameworks and employs a methodical approach to compliance. She's available for needs assessments, gap assessments, internal audits, and for certain frameworks running independent 3rd party audits.
Zachary bring a 20+ year career in risk management to the TalPoint community. He's worked across healthcare, finance, and supply chain manufacturing. His broad experience offers both a holistic view of risk as well as a common sense approach to risk management.