The National Cyber Security Alliance builds partnerships to implement education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school. The goal is to provide the information needed to keep safe and secure online. By making all internet users aware, sensitive information is more secure. We all work together to encourage a culture of cyber security.
It makes sense that securing our online lives is a shared responsibility. Not simply depending on someone else, but working myself to know what to stay away from and how to communicate with minimal risk.
One of the awareness campaigns is Stop. Think. Connect. Check their simple tips. One tip is, “Be web wise.” This tip is explained in three bullets.
- Stay current. Keep pace with new ways to stay safe online. Check trusted websites for the latest information and share it to encourage others to be web wise.
- Think before you act. Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true or asks for personal information.
- Back it up. Protect your valuable work, music, photos and other digital information by making an electronic copy and storing it safely.
Good advice! Other tips worth reading: “Keep a clean machine.” “Protect your personal information.” “Connect with care.” “Be a good online citizen.” “Own your online presence.”
At a business level the advice is five-fold:
- Identify – assess the cybersecurity risks to your organization
- Protect – implement a cybersecurity plan for your business
- Detect – awareness of key threats will enable you to limit your company risk
- Respond – when victimized by a cyber attack, notify the appropriate authorities
- Recover – in the aftermath of an attack make the effort to recover through a well-thought out plan
From the official website of the Department of Homeland Security comes this informative introduction.
This October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is commemorating its 15th year as an annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. NCSAM 2018 is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online, while increasing the resiliency of the Nation during cyber-threats. DHS is the federal, national lead for NCSAM. DHS also co-leads NCSAM with the National Cyber Security Alliance.
There is much that is taking place in the world of technology. It is easy to overlook critical changes, flooded as we are with constant communications. That’s why Alliant is standing with you, reading for you, creating both the programs to keep your business data secure and providing awareness alerts like this.
If you have questions or concerns give Alliant a call. Alliant can help prepare your business to minimize the consequence of attack, and be there if it becomes necessary to recover. Call us at 626-461-1300. Send an email to Service@AlliantTechnology.com