National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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Although world-wide digitization has made our lives much easier, it has also left us vulnerable to cyberattacks. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month gives companies an opportunity to reflect on current defense tactics and where strategies need improvement. But what even is cybersecurity and why should you care about it?

 

What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is defined as “a set of techniques used to protect the integrity of networks, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access”. Basically, it’s how you can protect anything online from being hacked. Computers, cars, phones, planes and so much more are all connected and vulnerable to a cyberattack.

 

The Importance of Cybersecurity

You always hear of large security breaches in the news (Target, Home Depot, etc.) but did you know that cyberattacks target small businesses 43% of the time? Most small businesses either don’t have the time or money to defend themselves and 60% go out of business within a few months of a cyberattack.

 

An attack on your company leads to attacks on your customers. How much information do your customers share with you? If a hacker can access that information, it could potentially lead to a loss of customers, revenue and overall business. The impact of cyberattacks can be detrimental to your company.

 

Why Should You Care?

As shown below, hackers are hard at work every day trying to take advantage of companies with weak cybersecurity policies. Hackers are creative; companies need to constantly update and test strategies to defend themselves against cyberattacks.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

 

By 2021, cyberattacks are expected to accumulate $6 trillion in damages. Can your company afford to spend even a fraction of that on damages? Imagine instead, spending that money on cyber-protection. Being proactive will benefit your company much more than risking a cyberattack.

 

How Can You Protect Yourself From Cyberattacks?

Lucky for you, we offer a wide array of security classes right here at Sunset Learning! Check out our classes and decide the right learning path for employees at your company to protect yourself against cyberattacks.

https://www.sunsetlearning.com/technology/cybersecurity/

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