NCSAM 2019: Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility
If we were to record a time-lapse of cybersecurity awareness over time, it would reveal an exponential curve driven by news headlines of privacy breaches and data misuse. In today’s fast-paced digital environment, the most practical solutions for securing organizations and users are often clouded by bright shiny objects. Recognizing this trend, the theme for this month’s 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is: “Own it, Secure it, Protect it”. Follow along as the ID Agent team breaks down the basics and outlines how cybersecurity is truly a shared responsibility for us all, as consumers, SMBs, and MSPs. You are what you consume In the wake of the heavily publicized Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, it’s no secret that even seemingly innocuous information in our digital profiles is incredibly valuable to hackers. To make matters worse, it is constantly being exchanged on the Dark Web in order to be exploited in the near future. Social media is a double-edged sword, enabling us to innovate and communicate at rapid speeds, but also inviting cybersecurity threats that can compromise personal data. How can we strike the right balance? OWN IT. By understanding your digital profile, keeping privacy settings updated, and monitoring applications, you can take control of your personal information. Vigilance becomes increasingly relevant as we begin to see more social engineering methods, where fraudsters will take the guise of someone you trust in order to siphon your friend’s, family’s, or company’s data.