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  1. Secure IT: Recycle Your Paper, Not Your Passwords

    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and this year’s theme is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” We’ve discussed the overarching goals of NCSAM before, and began exploring the theme last week. Part 2 of 3 in our NSCAM theme dives into an important part of Secure IT—Shake Up Your Passphrase Protocol: create strong, unique passphrases. We’ve covered building a strong passphrase before, but passphrases also need to be unique to be truly formidable. Why? Read on.

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  2. Own IT: Social Media Safety for Business

    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and this year’s theme is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” We discussed NCSAM’s overall goals at the beginning of the month, and in the next three weeks, we’ll dive into key parts of the theme as they relate to Small Business and the cybersecurity providers they rely on. Part 1 of 3 in our NSCAM-focused series spotlights a component of Owning IT: Never Click and Tell: staying safe on social media.

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  3. All About IT for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    This October marks the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an effort founded by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security to provide Americans with the knowledge and resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. This year’s NCSAM theme is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.”, focusing on personal accountability and proactive behavior in security best practices.

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  4. Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

    This week’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) theme is “Securing Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure.” The 16 critical infrastructure sectors are designated by the Department of Homeland Security as crucial to the nation’s safety, security, and wellbeing.Cyberattacks to critical infrastructure are often very large in scale, could pose physical safety concerns, and may have catastrophic consequences.

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  5. It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work

    Anyone can be a target of a cyberattack that can affect the whole organization. The good news is, we can all be cyber-defenders, taking responsibility for cybersecurity by being cyber-aware and following our organization’s guidelines.In addition to overarching cybersecurity responsibility, all departments face different challenges and threats. And each has unique opportunities to protect their organization.

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  6. Cybersecurity Means Job Security

    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and this week’s theme is “Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity.” Cybersecurity is an exciting and booming field currently experiencing a talent shortage. It’s estimated that by 2021, there will be 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings, and in a field maintaining a 0% unemployment rate, the reality is that cybersecurity jobs aren’t all hyper-technical. This NCSAM, we wanted to inspire some thinking around careers through the lens of multiple layers of defense: Foundation, Culture, and Technology.

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