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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is #NationalCyberSecurityAwarenessMonth - an event where government and industry leaders comes together to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. It's crucial for businesses to stay cyber-secure in order to safeguard company data, protect customer's personal information and ensure employee privacy.

Here are 6 things you can do to for your business:

  • Establish policies to promote cybersecurity.

This includes a bring your own device policy, email and internet communication policy, acceptable use policy, remote work policy and incident response policy.

  • Educate your employees.

Utilize a training program to make employees aware of cybersecurity threats and how to avoid them.

  • Implement smart software.

Install strong spam filters, firewalls and anti-virus and malware programs on all company devices. In addition, maintain network security by using a virtual private network.

  • Enforce access controls.

Only allow trusted and qualified individuals access to sensitive data. Further, ensure all employees use strong passwords and update them on a routine basis.

  • Bolster business continuity.

Be sure to back up data frequently. Consider storing copies of critical data in additional secure locations, such as the cloud.

  • Have a plan.

Establish a cyber incident response plan to minimize potential losses in the event of a cyber attack. Test this plan regularly.

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