October 27, 2021
Even though cybersecurity awareness month is ending, cybersecurity and staying safe online are increasingly important as our world continues to operate virtually for so much work and play. Cybersecurity is a year-round effort and should be your first consideration when buying or connecting a new device or service, both at home and within your company.
Cybersecurity Starts with You
Every time you use the Internet, you face choices related to security. There are friend requests to accept, links to click, websites to visit, and WiFi networks to join. Your safety and the security of the nation depend on making safe decisions online. Making the Internet more secure requires all of us to take responsibility for our cybersecurity posture. Be sure to tell others not to click on unknown links or emails.
Simple Steps to Keep You Cybersafe
Although this month’s focus is on cybersecurity, bad actors find other ways to access confidential information. There are several ways criminals can access your information without accessing your computer network. Examples include overhearing phone calls, looking at computer screens in public places, and dumpster diving (looking in your trash or your employee’s trash). Does your company have a policy to control access to and destroy confidential documents? With employees working remotely, are they printing off confidential documents and throwing them out with their local trash? It may be an excellent time to remind your employees that there are other ways criminals can gain access to your confidential data and of your organization’s policy regarding the handling and destruction of confidential data.
Dewpoint is here to help your organization review and improve its cybersecurity posture. We have security professionals and trusted partners to keep you safe year-round.