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 workshops, how you can get involved in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, cybersecurity misconceptions and how taking one simple action can prevent 99.9% of account hacks.
In- Person Events
- CyberSecure Your Business™ Workshop: Charlotte, NC
Gorelick Hall at Shalom Park, Charlotte, NC, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1-4 p.m. EDT
Small and medium-sized organizations have valuable data which makes them prime targets for cybercriminals. NCSA has developed a free, hands-on half-day workshop to help such organizations. Learn more here: https://staysafeonline.org/event/csmb-workshop-charlottenc-19/
- CyberSecure My Business™ Workshop: Madison, WI
UW-Madison Gordon Commons Event Center, Madison, WI, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This half-day workshop is in collaboration with the 7th Annual Wisconsin Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit and is a kick-off to NCSAM 2019.
- CyberSecure My Business™ Workshop: Austin, TX
Etchieson Ethics Center, Austin, TX, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join NCSA and Partners to Celebrate NCSAM 2019! The National Cyber Security Alliance has developed a free hands-on half-day workshop to help small and medium-sized organizations:
- Identify which business assets others want
- Protect those assets
- Detect when something has gone wrong
- Respond quickly and appropriately with an action plan
- Recover after a breach
- CyberSecure My Business™ Webinar: Cybersecuring The Supply Chain – Make Cybersecurity A Competitive Advantage
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Join the NCSA and special guests for our NCSAM webinar, during which we’ll provide resources and guidance on how you can take your supply chain risk strategy to the next level.
Become a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion
Being a Champion is a way to officially show your support for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Champions represent those dedicated to making the connected world a safer place through awareness and education.
Anyone can register to be a Champion – it is easy and FREE! You will receive a toolkit of materials that includes communications resources, social media posts, graphics and more to help support your business’ efforts. Organizations also have the opportunity to have their name listed on our website.
- Cybersecurity in the age of the remote workforce
Help Net Security
As companies allow more employees to work remotely, they need to keep security at top of mind. This article provides some basic advice for remote access, securing mobile devices such as cell phones, laptops, tablets and more.
- 4 Truths About How Cybersecurity Impacts Your Business
The North American Retail Hardware Association’s interview with NCSA’s Daniel Eliot, director of education and strategic initiatives, explores three actions you can take today to protect your business from a data breach.
- SMBs remain critically unprepared for cyber attacks
An analysis of more than 1,000 risk assessments (of small businesses) revealed that just 31 percent have identified threats and only half have assessed security attack targets or devised a response plan for an incident.
- Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication Blocks 99.9% of Account Hacks
NCSA Board Member Company, Microsoft, found that users who enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) for their online accounts will end up blocking 99.9 percent of automated attacks.
- Top 10 Cybersecurity Misconceptions for Small Business
One focus of employee online safety education should include debunking commonly quoted cybersecurity misconceptions. This list – assembled by NCSA, in collaboration with public and private partners – is based on the experiences of business leaders and employees from across the United States.
- WATCH: What Are Phishing, Vishing and Smishing?
You may have heard of the term phishing, but do you really know what it means and how you can protect yourself from this type of cyber threat? What about other threats such as smishing and vishing? The National Cyber Security Alliance and Infosec breakdown these terms and outline steps you can take to protect yourself from cybercriminals.
- WATCH: My Business Has Been Hacked! Now What?
What do you do after a cyber attack on your business? Who do you and who can you reach out to for help? What steps can you take to minimize impact to your organization? Get these questions answered and more during this CyberSecure My Business™ webinar.