It has been an eventful year for cybersecurity. Despite increased awareness, cybercriminals are still breaking through barriers — leveraging both new and traditional attack methods to steal critical business information and personal data. The Internet of Things (IoT), along with an aging password culture, have been major contributors and continue to create a new market for fraudsters — one that benefits from user assumptions of inherent privacy and protection.
With recent news about the Equifax data breach, advanced social engineering methods, and increased ransomware attacks, it’s important to stay vigilant at all times. Identity theft is real and can happen to anyone. Smaller businesses too are increasingly becoming victims to attacks and the negative impacts are damaging.
October is National Cybersecurity Month. As your trusted IT partner, it is our job to keep your data and network safe. Increasing cybersecurity awareness is only the first step. Throughout the month of October, our goal is to bring you up to date on the latest happenings in the cybersecurity world, provide users with essential resources to improve their online practices, and drive more in-depth analysis of long-term cybersecurity efforts.