If You Connect It, Protect It – National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and it is the perfect time to learn the smartest ways to protect your connected personal devices.

With the rapid growth of technology and constant changes in connectivity, cybersecurity is a top-of-mind issue for every IT organization. An increase in connected devices, the adoption of new identity management protocols and the expansion of AI and IoT all create new points of vulnerability, and hackers are keen to exploit every possible weakness. To ensure maximum protection however, security must be approached in layers.

What is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month or NCSAM, is an internationally recognized campaign held in countries around the world every October with the goal of promoting public awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Another aim is to provide information to help individuals and businesses create a safer internet environment.

For this year’s NCSAM campaign, our theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.

What Can I Do for Better Protection?

How can you ensure your own information and the data handled by your business is safe? Start implementing these National Cybersecurity Alliance recommended practices during NCSAM 2020:

Start implementing these National Cybersecurity Alliance recommended practices during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

Because the internet and the expanding IoT network are both shared digital environments, the actions of one user have the potential to protect or harm millions of others. Your errors are not isolated; opening a single malicious email could create a domino effect across networks in which countless records are compromised. The same is true in business networks, where it only takes one employee to put the security of the entire company at risk.

Where Does Cybersecurity Start?

Never imagine you are immune to a potential data compromise or your business is protected against every eventuality. All internet users have a responsibility to stay on top of the latest security alerts and to monitor credit reports, bank statements and business transactions for malicious activity. This can be a little overwhelming if your business handles large amounts of data. Software and service solutions like those offered by Climb take the challenge out of maintaining your security protocols. Our vendor ecosystem includes support for:

  • Access control
  • Backup and disaster recovery
  • Compliance
  • Email and web management
  • Encryption and secure web gateways
  • Endpoint, network, and cloud security
  • Mobile applications
  • Scalable storage
  • Security intelligence and awareness training
  • Security monitoring and assessments
  • Threat management

Climb works with vendors leveraging multiple industry-leading suppliers to build security solutions that encompass the entire environment from edge to endpoint. Reach out to a Climb Sales Rep today to learn more!

Becoming more cyber aware and putting strategic security measures into place helps protect your personal and business data from persistent hackers. Follow the theme of this year’s NCSAM and learn everything you can to make your information as safe as possible. To learn more about how to protect your customers and business, visit our Cybersecurity Awareness Month page for more blogs and tips!

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