This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we explore the cybersecurity challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses are increasingly adopting the work-from-home (WFH) model.

 

Fortify your company’s online accounts by enabling the strongest authentication tools available.  Usernames and passphrases are not enough to protect key accounts.

About 90% of all security breaches are caused by human error.** The vast majority of those are preventable with proper training, procedures, and vigilance. We can help you minimize your risk while saving time, money, and frustration with a centralized solution.

We would love to discuss your security needs with you and offer customized solutions. Call or email us today to get started.

 

 

 

 

*https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/theme/
**https://chiefexecutive.net/almost-90-cyber-attacks-caused-human-error-behavior/

This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we explore the cybersecurity challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses are increasingly adopting the work-from-home (WFH) model.

 

2020 saw a major disruption in the way many work, learn, and socialize online. Our homes and businesses are more connected than ever.

With more people now working from home, internet-connected environments are colliding on a scale we’ve never seen before, introducing a whole new set of potential vulnerabilities to defend.*

According to research, about 90% of all security breaches are caused by human error.** The vast majority of those are preventable with proper training, procedures, and vigilance. We can help you minimize your risk.

We would love to discuss your security needs with you and offer customized solutions. Call or email us today to get started.

 

 

*https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/
**https://chiefexecutive.net/almost-90-cyber-attacks-caused-human-error-behavior/

This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we explore the cybersecurity challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses are increasingly adopting the work-from-home (WFH) model.

“If you connect it, protect it.”

If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.*

 

The line between our online and offline lives is now indistinguishable. This network of connections creates both opportunities and challenges for individuals and organizations across the globe.

Internet-connected devices have impacted our lives and we want to empower all users to own their role in security by taking steps to reduce their risks.*

According to research, about 90% of all security breaches are caused by human error.* The vast majority of those are preventable with proper training, procedures, and vigilance. We can help you minimize your risk.

We would love to discuss your security needs with you and offer customized solutions. Call or email us today to get started.

 

*https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/
**https://chiefexecutive.net/almost-90-cyber-attacks-caused-human-error-behavior/

If your ultimate goal is to build a culture of cybersecurity that includes employees who know how to protect themselves and the company and who understand cyber risks as your business functions, here are some important tips:

  • Keep a clean machine: Your company should have clear rules for what employees can install and keep on their work computers.
  • Keep security software current: Having the latest security software, web browser and operating system is the best defense against viruses, malware and other online threats.
  • Automate Software Updates: Many software programs will automatically connect and update to defend against known risks. Turn on automatic updates if that’s an available option.
  • Use strong authentication to protect access to accounts and ensure only those with permission can access them. This also includes enforcing strong passphrases.
  • Back up data: Put in place a system – either in the cloud or via separate hard drive storage – that makes electronic copies of the key information on a regular basis.
  • Limit access to data or systems only to the employees who require it to perform the core duties of their jobs.
  • When in doubt, throw it out: Employees should know not to open suspicious links in email, tweets, posts, online ads, messages or attachments – even if they know the source. Employees should also be instructed about your company’s spam filters and how to use them to prevent unwanted, harmful email.
  • Stay watchful and speak up: Encourage employees to keep an eye out and say something if they notice anything strange on their computer.*

At Acumen Consulting, we have systems working around the clock to ensure our client businesses are secure, preventing unauthorized access and misuse and keeping data safe and accessible only to authorized personnel, whether they work from home or office.

According to research, about 90% of all security breaches are caused by human error.** The vast majority of those are preventable with proper training, procedures, and vigilance. We can help you minimize your risk.

We would love to discuss your security needs with you and offer customized solutions. Call or email us today to get started.

*https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/theme/
**https://chiefexecutive.net/almost-90-cyber-attacks-caused-human-error-behavior/

This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, October 2020, we explore the cybersecurity challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses are increasingly adopting the work-from-home (WFH) model.

In this historic year, they’ve chosen the Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme as “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” The theme empowers individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, with a particular emphasis on the key message for 2020: “If you connect it, protect it.”  If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.*

At Acumen Consulting, we have systems working around the clock to ensure our client businesses are secure, preventing unauthorized access and misuse and keeping data safe and accessible only to authorized personnel, whether they work from home or office.

According to research, about 90% of all security breaches are caused by human error.** The vast majority of those are preventable with proper training, procedures, and vigilance. We can help you minimize your risk.

We would love to discuss your security needs with you and offer customized solutions. Call or email us today to get started.

 

 

*https://staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/theme/
**https://chiefexecutive.net/almost-90-cyber-attacks-caused-human-error-behavior/