October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Don’t let this month go by without double-checking your cybersecurity. You can start improving your cybersecurity by getting in touch with the Advantage Industries team.

October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Does Your Cybersecurity Need A Checkup?

This time of year isn’t only notable for Halloween — it’s also a time to double-check your cybersecurity measures and make sure you’re keeping your organization’s data safe.

Did you know that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

First launched in 2004, this month draws awareness to security issues in our online and digital world. This year’s theme is #BeCyberSmart, in recognition of the need to double-check your cybersecurity and make sure it’s up to standard

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Small Business Cybersecurity Has Never Been More Important

Given how often big-name data breaches make headlines these days, you probably think cybersecurity is only a concern for big businesses. Whether it’s Colonial Pipeline or Kaseya, the one thing they all have in common is that they’re operating on a scale much larger than your organization is.

Are you letting your small size give you a false sense of security?

You may have less than a hundred employees, but does that really mean you’re secure? In 2020, the rate of cyberattacks grew 400% compared to the previous year — the fact is that a rising tide lifts all ships. As cybercrime becomes more prevalent, your organization becomes a more likely target, no matter its size.

The bottom line is that you can’t afford to assume that you’re safe from cybercrime — you need to know for sure, and you can’t do so just by investing in a firewall and forgetting about it.

3 Ways To #BeCyberSmart

In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, consider the following:

  • Host A Cybersecurity Event: Gather your team together at a lunch event to talk through the latest threats, and the critical cybersecurity basics you can harness to combat them.
  • Get A Check-Up: If you do nothing else during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, you should at least take this opportunity to get a second opinion on your IT defenses. If you haven’t checked the state of your cybersecurity recently, now is the time to do so.
  • Talk To The Advantage Industries team: If you’re unsure about modern cybersecurity, we can help. Our team will assess your cybersecurity for you, taking an unbiased look at your systems to determine where they may be vulnerable to external threats.

Are You Absolutely Sure You’re Secure?

Don’t let this month go by without double-checking your cybersecurity. You can start improving your cybersecurity by getting in touch with the Advantage Industries team.

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Keith Heilveil

In 1999 Advantage Industries was created to protect and promote our client’s success through the use of innovative technology. Our company is a full services technology firm that provides computer network support and solutions, managed services, cybersecurity, and custom application development for small and medium businesses in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia areas.

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