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Take a Holistic Approach and Remain Vigilant About Cybersecurity Awareness 365 Days a Year . . . Not Just 31

Take a Holistic Approach and Remain Vigilant About Cybersecurity Awareness 365 Days a Year . . . Not Just 31

As you’re probably aware, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). With all of the cybersecurity awareness being generated this month, that got us thinking. The posture toward ongoing vigilance against cyber attacks every day of the year—instead of only 31—should be the norm.

Going Well Beyond Traditional Security Measures

The good news is that by being proactive against cyber threats day in and day out, you won’t let your guard down for one minute. Common sense security measures abound, such as using strong passwords, not using the same passwords, two-factor authentication and not using public Wi-Fi.

And while these measures are important, there are much more robust, proactive and holistic cybersecurity measures that will help you avoid becoming compromised.

For example, it’s critical to analyze where the risks are in your business, like:

  • Where can you risk losing data?
  • What data is important to you? (e.g., personal banking information)
  • Where does the risky data reside?

Then, you can work out which