October is quickly approaching which means for many businesses, it’s time to prepare for Cyber Security Awareness Month – a month recognized all over the world as an opportunity for to double-down on security awareness efforts.
Since Hacktober was created by Facebook in 2011, many companies have integrated Hacktober campaigns into the workplace to help educate employees on the importance of cybersecurity and how to recognize a cyber attack. With a trove of financial and customer data contained on their networks, businesses have a lot to protect. But so do universities and their students.
As Wells Fargo’s chief information security officer (CISO), my responsibility is to protect private customer data from bad actors. Through a dedicated team and network of technology, we build defenses to keep your data safe. You should expect strong cybersecurity from the organizations you trust with your financial information. But, that is only part of the equation. My team is only as good as the first line of defense, which is you.
The internet has ushered in new conveniences, increased opportunities and added means to share, connect, shop and more. The integration of the Internet into almost every aspect of our lives has fundamentally redefined the way we, as consumers, operate. This phenomenon, however, also brings along a new array of risks and threats – and a new vocabulary to pair with it.
We may not realize it initially, but as we enjoy the convenience of accessing our data over the World Wide Web, we consequentially cultivate a greater digital footprint that could potentially be exploited by cybercriminals.
To address some of the hardest issues in cyber security, you need a strong advantage. There are no simple solutions but Neurodiversity may hold one important key to the equation.
Phishing: How Organizations Can Immediately Protect Their People From This Dangerous Threat (Free Kit Included)
In recognition of October being National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we think it’s important for everyone to realize how much their behavior impacts security for themselves and their organization. Proofpoint found in its 2019 Human Factor Report that a stunning 99% of the threats observed require human interaction to execute.
Many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) think that the data they have or have access to does not have value. Nothing could be further from the truth. A key message for businesses of varying industries and sizes is that all data is valuable.
Today, nearly everyone’s computer has anti-virus software and most people have a basic understanding of email phishing threats. But that same diligence and protection is lacking on social media channels, the foundation of most people’s identity online. This lack of security has made social media the target of cybercriminals and subsequently subject to massive data breaches, exposing valuable personal information.