CyberSecure My Business™ is a comprehensive national program led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to help businesses of all sizes learn to be safer and more secure online.
Learn how to help keep your business secure with this newsletter. This month, we’re highlighting upcoming webinars and events, how cybercriminals are bypassing multi-factor authentication with a new phishing attack, six cybersecurity questions you should ask before choosing business technology solutions and more.
Events and Initiatives
- Webinar: What are Phishing, Vishing and Smishing and How Can I Protect My Small Business?
Tuesday, August 13, 2-3 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT
You may have heard of the term phishing, but do you really know what it means and how to protect your business from this type of threat? What about other threats such as smishing and vishing? Join the National Cyber Security Alliance and Infosec on August 13; we’ll break down these terms and outline steps you can take to protect yourself from cybercriminals.
- CyberSecure My Business™ Workshop, Madison, WI: Cybersecurity Basics for Under-Resourced Organizations
Tuesday, September 24, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT
This half-day workshop on September 24th is in collaboration with the 7th Annual Wisconsin Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit, and is a kick-off to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – observed throughout the month of October.
- Long Island Cybersecurity Summit with NCSA and NY Metro InfraGard: “Are you as prepared as you think you are?”
Wednesday, July 24, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
This engaging event will feature a keynote address from Franco Cappa, Cybersecurity Advisor of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency for the Department of Homeland Security; cyber incident response and preparation panel discussions with government and industry experts; a presentation on Cybersecurity and Engaging Law Enforcement from Supervisory Special Agent Michael Lewis and his team of Special Agents from the Long Island FBI Field Office and an afternoon small business workshop led by Daniel Eliot, Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives at the National Cyber Security Alliance.
- How Cybercriminals Can Hook You with a New Phishing Attack
Recently, security experts have shared warnings about a new type of hack that bypasses two-factor authentication (2FA). In order to learn more about how this threat occurs and what you can do about it, NCSA spoke with Tonia Dudley, Director, Security Solution Advisor at Cofense and NCSA board member.
- 6 Cybersecurity Related Questions to Ask When Choosing Business Technology Solutions
Whether you’re ready to invest in a tech provider or are still perusing the market, here are six cybersecurity-related questions you need to ask before committing.
- Privacy Fix: How to Find Old Online Accounts
Thomas Germain for Consumer Reports
There are so many online services and apps floating around for both personal and business use, making it increasingly difficult to keep track of what we’ve signed up for. In this Consumer Reports article, Thomas Geramin provides steps to take to rediscover old and unused accounts and how to delete the data they’ve collected.
In Case You Missed It!
- Watch: Cybersecuring Your Home Office or Home-Based Business
Working from a home office is a convenient and cost-effective alternative for many small business owners and employees. We cover tips you can use to make your home office more cybersafe.
- The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Request for Input
NCCoE’s new project, Continuous Monitoring for IT Infrastructure for small and medium-sized organizations aims to explore continuous monitoring capabilities that can effectively, efficiently and automatically detect when a cybercriminal attempts to perform an action in an organization’s IT infrastructure that could result in financial, reputational and operational impacts to the organization. The comment period is now open and will close on Friday, July 26, 2019.