National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Tips

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 have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

This month, we are highlighting members of the Accudata security team via our social media channels through a quick Q&A session. Here are quick tips they believe are beneficial to every organization and individual.

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A cybersecurity tip every business should follow is...

Manage company assets out of the office just as you do in the office with the use of DNS tools and malware sandboxing.

A cybersecurity tip every individual should follow is...

Manage company assets out of the office just as you do in the office with the use of DNS tools and malware sandboxing.

Do not remain logged into your PC with a raised privilege account-use an everyday, normal user account and authenticate with a higher privilege account as needed!

 

Jay McMickle, Principal Consultant

 

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A cybersecurity tip every business should follow is...

Protect what matters to you most, be at least as secure as everybody else around you, and buy cyber insurance.   If you have no plan, then plan to fail.  Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.

A cybersecurity tip every individual should follow is...

Set up multi-factor authentication on everything in your Digital life. Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, Banking sites, everything and everywhere you can. It is very likely that passwords that you like to use have already been compromised, several times, from one or more sites in the Internet. Stay safe

 

Anton Abaya, Principal Consultant

 

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A cybersecurity tip every business should follow is...

Segment critical systems into separate security zones, require accessing them through an intermediary jumpbox, and implement multi-factor authentication on the jumpbox.

A cybersecurity tip every individual should follow is...

Use a multi-factor authentication app like Google Authenticator on any site that supports it, and use SMS on sites that don’t support an MFA app.

 

 

Josh Berry, Principal Consultant

 

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A cybersecurity tip every business should follow is...

Every business should have an SSL decryption tool  to identify cyber threats for inbound application traffic and encrypted outbound web traffic from users to the internet.

A cybersecurity tip every individual should follow is...

Use a password generator tool to create unique, strong passwords for online accounts.

 

 

 

Oscar Greenwood, Solutions Architect

 

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