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National Cyber Security Awareness Month is Over… So, Now What?

Posted on: November 15, 2017
 

cybersecurityAlthough it’s hard to believe, another month has come and gone, and National Cyber Security Awareness Month is over. Does that mean that it’s time for you to breathe easy and forget about potential cyber threats? Of course not! Just because the awareness initiative has come to an end doesn’t mean that your business can afford to rest on its laurels. Instead, we encourage you to take measures that promote cyber security awareness within your organization all throughout the year. Here are a few suggestions for keeping the ball rolling now that National Cyber Security Awareness Month has concluded.

Continuing Education

It’s in your best interest to continue educating your employees on the importance of cybersecurity on an ongoing basis - not just in the month of October. Setting up monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or even semi-annual courses to offer up new security tips, introduce new technologies,  discuss the latest threats to corporate cybersecurity, and refresh your team’s memory is the best way to make sure that everyone stays in compliance with your enterprise’s security policies.

Regular Password Changes

One of the simplest ways to continue to protect your business throughout the year is to make sure that your employees update their passwords on a regular basis. Simply telling your employees to change their passwords, though, probably won’t cut it. Because people are creatures of habit, they may be resistant to the idea of switching up their login credentials on their own. Setting up a digital requirement for staff members to change their passwords at regular intervals is the best way of enforcing this policy. Make sure that your system pushes for secure passwords, perhaps requiring users to incorporate symbols or numbers into those passwords.

Stay On Top of Cyber Security Technology

Because cybersecurity is such a hot topic, tech moguls like Microsoft are doing everything they can to continue to turn out technological solutions for protecting corporate data and sensitive information. Businesses that embrace enterprise tools like Office 365 and Azure can take advantage of solutions for data loss prevention, security & compliance, and more. It’s smart to stay current on the latest news and developments in these areas so that you can also rest assured that your business is protected to the fullest extent possible by the technology available on the market today. We strive to update our blog on important security tech updates and changes so that you can stay on top of cybersecurity for your enterprise.

Stay Up-to-Date

Set a schedule to remind you to check that your enterprise’s antivirus and software and firewalls remain up-to-date at all times. Forgetting to make the necessary updates could compromise the integrity of your entire business. There is absolutely no reason why this should happen if you are staying on top of things. In addition to staying current with software updates, you should also be aware of what’s going on in the news regarding cyber attacks, hackers, and potential threats. Being aware of potential risks will help you and your team stay alert and will increase the likelihood that you notice something fishy before a major crisis can occur.

One of the smartest and most effective ways to stay on top of what’s going on in the world of cybersecurity throughout the entire year is to partner up with Uncommon Solutions. In addition to keeping you informed via our technology blog, we are also equipped to help you pinpoint potential problem areas and to come up with workable solutions. Reach out to us to learn more about working with our experts today.

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