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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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Since 2004, the President of the United States and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, helping individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) lead a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise cybersecurity awareness nationally and internationally. 

See Yourself in Cyber

This year’s theme – “See Yourself in Cyber” – emphasizes that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s all about people. This October will focus on the “people” part of cybersecurity, providing information and resources to help educate CISA partners and the public and ensure all individuals and organizations make smart decisions whether on the job, at home, or at school – now and in the future.

4 Things You Can Do

Throughout October, CISA and NCA will highlight key action steps that everyone should take:

  • Enable Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Use Strong Passwords
  • Recognize and Report Phishing
  • Update Your Software

YYCC has a catalog of cybersecurity articles that can also be shared, and remember that YYCC can help ensure your data is protected.

Cybercrime is real, and it’s increasing …

According to the Verizon Business 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (2022 DBIR), 25% of total breaches in the 2022 report resulted from social engineering attacks. When you add human errors and misuse of privilege, the human element accounts for 82% of analyzed breaches over the past year. 

The latest data from Dark Reading’s annual Strategic Security Survey shows that phishing is an organization’s biggest problem, with 53% of organizations citing phishing as the cause of a security breach.

According to the IBM 2022 Cost of a Data Breach report, the average cost of a data breach in 2022 is $4.35 million.

YYCC can help protect your organization with these preventive services:

YeoSecure 

YeoSecure is 24/7/365 security monitoring of networks and is designed to prevent and accelerate the detection of cybersecurity threats.

Security Awareness Training 

Security Awareness Training showcases best practices for a company’s first line of defense – its employees – and teaches them the dangers of online threats.

As always, remember to be aware and think before you click!

Source: https://www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month

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