As cybersecurity awareness month comes to an end, we encourage all organizations to protect their data and have a strong cyberspace. All organizations must understand the role of cybersecurity awareness in keeping employees and organization safe.
What is Cybersecurity Awareness?
Organizations being aware of cybersecurity and being mindful of cybersecurity in everyday situations is really important. Organizations should be responsible to make sure everyone considers cybersecurity an essential part of their role. Every employee that has the right cyber information helps them to be safe at home and work. Cybersecurity awareness could mean something different to technical teams. For example, management of data, permissions and limited access are topics that the IT team needs to know.
Why is Cybersecurity Awareness important?
Many organizations don't take cybersecurity seriously which could lead to cybersecurity incidents that could cost even more in the long run. The rising number of cyber attacks each year, the risk of not educating your employees on cybersecurity awareness only continues to grow leading to more problems. Alot of malware is delivered through email. These email attacks involve some sort of phishing. Phishing is emails involving sensitive information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Training the employees to identify these attacks, can reduce the risk of a security incident or breach.
From Awareness to Culture
Cybersecurity awareness is the first step, training for employees is really important and employees must use cyber-secure practices both at home and at work. Many organizations that are invested in cybersecurity have lower incident rates. For security culture to be effective, it’s important to make security training relevant to employees so they understand cybersecurity. It is the role of the organization to help employees understand how security education benefits them.
As people use more and more digital products and services to do their banking, shopping, investing, working, dating and socializing, the growing threats increase. People should be concerned about their cybersecurity and secure their data. Nobody will stop using digital technology but safety, security and privacy is important. Cybercriminals can hack devices and steal data anytime, but taking careful steps to protect the organization is the key.
Here are my three cybersecurity tips:
(1) Use Two-Factor Authentication and Other Security Protocols
Cybercriminals are always trying to find new ways to hack devices and online accounts. There’s a lot that companies can do to make their products and services more secure. Many cybersecurity breaches happen because of human error. To be as secure as possible, organizations need to take steps to protect themselves. Many people use things like two-factor authentication and difficult-to-guess passwords for their accounts. These simple steps can have a huge impact.
(2) Beware of Suspicious Links and Emails
Focusing on big cyber incidents is easy but these incidents can be really devastating. Cybercriminals try to trick people, rather than directly hack their devices. This involves a phishing attack, where cybercriminals send emails that look real trying to get people to give up their bank information, login credentials or simply download malware.
(3) Take Control of Your Data
Many of the websites and services we use, especially things like our social media platforms collect a lot of information from us. Hackers can easily hack that data from these websites and steal personal data. Taking back control of your data can help protect your identity, that includes limiting the data you give to apps and websites.
These are some new measures that will help wireless devices and products.
Improve network resilience: Wireless devices and products should have features to avoid harming communication networks and prevent the possibility that the devices are used to damage websites.
Better protect consumer’s privacy: Wireless devices and products need to have features that guarantee the protection of personal data.
Reduce the risk of monetary fraud: Wireless devices and products will have to include features that could have less risk. For example, they will need to ensure better authentication control of the user so there are no fraud payments occurring.