About Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held in October, is a collaboration between the government and private industry to raise awareness about digital security and empower everyone to protect their data from digital forms of crime.
The theme for 2022 is “It’s Easy to Stay Safe Online – See Yourself in Cyber”. As an advocate for staying safe online, Invota is excited to offer a variety of resources throughout the month of October and ongoing that you can use to see yourself in cyber and implement a proactive plan to stop an attack.
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Phishing.org defines phishing as: “a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone, or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords.” Allowing hackers to gain such information may result in identity theft or financial loss, and we know neither of those are on your bucket list for 2023. So, what steps can you take to prevent it?
Involta’s Vice President of Security and Compliance, Mark Cooley, shares the top threats to cybersecurity in 2022. In today’s world of cybersecurity, it is not a matter of if, but when you will be faced with a cyber attack. Cybercriminals of 2022 are taking advantage of the post-pandemic workplace with more employees working from home. It is imperative now more than ever to make sure your network is protected.
When Russia invaded Ukraine in early 2022, the term ‘cyber warfare’ saw a major spike across search engines. We’ve often written about cyberattacks and criminal cyber activity, but cyber warfare? That’s in a league all its own. Organizations we used to trust, like AO Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm and creator of a popular antivirus software, are being added to a national security threat list by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Implementing security measures to protect your business is more important than ever.
In today’s complex technological climate, the number of ransomware attacks is increasing more than ever before. Ransomware is defined as “malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decryption” (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency). If a business falls victim to a ransomware attack, it can expect financial loss, loss of critical data and information, and erosion of customer trust, which is why many are scrambling to solidify their security posture or adopt a heightened security posture to protect their most critical assets.
Involta Cyber Security Master Class
Involta invited security and compliance experts to discuss the latest cybersecurity trends affecting enterprise businesses, including details on threat posture, how to identify bad actors, and what to do if you experience a cyber attack. During this Master Class, hear from keynote speaker Mark Lanterman, Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensic Services. With 28 years of security and forensic experience testifying in more than 2,000 legal cases, Lanterman provides inside information on security breaches and how to avoid them. This Cyber Security Master Class arms you with the knowledge needed to combat threats and make the right security decisions for your business, resulting in a more resilient environment.
Involta Cyber Security Master Class: Infographic
As a takeaway from Involta’s Cyber Security Master Class, Involta has developed an infographic that compiles the key facts and data from the security-focused class and other trusted outlets to create a comprehensive resource for sharing with your team. In today’s world of cybersecurity, the more information we can share about how to protect your data the better equipped we will be at combatting and mitigating costly cyber attacks.