Here at LincolnIT, we're thrilled to be celebrating Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October. Security has become a vital component to any business, especially as cybersecurity threats rise. How is your business staying ahead of cyber threats? Better yet, how are you proactively supporting and preparing your team to defend against cybercrimes?
This month's Cybersecurity Awareness theme is "See Yourself in Cyber." It focuses on the importance of the roles we all have to play — whether at work, at home, or at school — to stay safe and secure online. LincolnIT is joining the efforts of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) to provide helpful and practical IT security solutions for businesses and organizations of all sizes and industries.
Continue reading to learn why cybersecurity awareness is so critical to our mission, as well as a few practical tips to help improve your team's security strategy this month.
The Human Element of Cybersecurity
With data breaches costing enterprises an average of $3.92 million and 88% of data breaches caused by human error, now is the time to prepare your team. Without strengthening your human firewall, you risk losing revenue, clients, data, and more.
Here at LincolnIT, we're all about people. In fact, it's a core component of our three-pillar service approach. We take the time to understand your history, the decisions you’ve made, what’s been successful, and what’s not aligning with your current priorities and future needs. Supporting your business with a solid security foundation is an integral part of all our offerings.
When it comes to securing your data, systems, and programs, we never make exceptions. Security is never an afterthought — it’s at the forefront of everything we do. We care about security, and we’ll always treat it as a core technology requirement and investment.
Tips for Strengthening Your Human Firewall
Here are a few helpful tips to improve your team's cybersecurity posture:
Monitor Risks and Vulnerabilities
Risk management is the foundation of any robust, multi-layered cybersecurity strategy and a core component of the NIST Framework. Continually monitoring your security risks and vulnerabilities will help your business mitigate risks and prevent attacks. When your cybersecurity strategy centers around your organization's unique risks and your team is made aware of them, everyone will be more prepared to proactively respond to threats and lessen their impact.
Implement Ongoing Cybersecurity Training
Once your cybersecurity risks are understood, you can develop an ongoing cybersecurity training program to ensure your team has the knowledge, confidence, and skills to respond to cybersecurity threats. You may also want to consider developing your cybersecurity training around remote work policies, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), and strong password management.
Keep Your Devices Safe
Your team uses company devices every day that may (or may not be) connected and protected on your network. Beyond ensuring your team is prepared with adequate home office protection, we also recommend end-to-end solutions to protect your devices. Depending on your needs, these solutions may include anti-virus software, data backups, encryption, and managed firewall systems.
Support Your Team With LincolnIT
If you're looking for a trusted IT provider to support your team, consider LincolnIT. Through our SecureCare brand, we’ll design a security roadmap and help you determine the best solutions for your organization. This process is built on goal definition, full data assessment, vulnerability improvements, and solution evaluations.
LincolnIT offers a range of security solutions including:
- Constant 365/24/7 data protection
- Advanced threat monitoring and remediation through our third-party operated Security Operations Center (SOC)
- Email protection solutions
- Proactive unauthorized data usage alerts
- Data backups and encryption
- Compliance measures
Get started on improving your cybersecurity strategy today! Reach out to us to learn more.