National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

by Damian Stalls Updated Oct 01, 2019

Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

(SOURCE: https://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month)

 

Today, Cyber Security’s weakest link is the user. Hackers are like vampires  they cannot come into your home unless invited in. Hackers will do anything and everything possible to trick a user into letting them in. They’ll portray themselves as an authority  emailing users as their boss, the police, FBI, or owner of the company. They’ll use intimidation  do this or else! They’ll use familiarity as a tactic, mentioning work colleagues, demonstrating insight into the operation to help build credibility. They’ll try many different ways to exploit bad practices at any company.

 

You may be thinking, ‘I’m a small company, I’m not a target’, and you’d be wrong. According to Forbes, 58% of cyberattack victims are small businesses. Another study revealed 55% of small businesses have experienced at least one cyberattack within the last 12 months, and nearly a ¼ of those will go out of business because of it. It’s not a matter of if you'll suffer a cyberattack, it’s when.

(SOURCE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ivywalker/2019/01/31/cybercriminals-have-your-business-their-crosshairs-and-your-employees-are-in-cahoots-with-them/#12687eb11953)

 

The easiest and most important step to protecting your business from cyberattack is educating your users. This month Fluid Networks is offering a free Security Risk Assessment and Security Awareness Analysis. Take advantage of this special offer to gain an important and real understanding of your organization’s risk and exposure. Too much is at stake to ignore this opportunity!

 

To take advantage of this promotion please visit our Cybersecurity Awareness Promo page.

 

For more information as well as insight into the Cyber Security Awareness Contests we’re running this month, please visit our Cybersecurity Awareness Quiz page.

Your security and protection is our greatest priority!

Damian C. Stalls

vCIO Director

 

80 Wood Road, #308

Camarillo, CA 93010 805.856.1806 Support 805.856.1815 Direct www.fluidnets.com

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