October is a month when the security industry takes time to reflect on cyber security. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) was launched by the United States’ Department of Homeland Security in 2004. It has grown from strength to strength since then, with many countries around the globe now celebrating it every year. The objective is to promote cyber security and encourage people to take pro-active steps to prevent themselves from becoming victims of cyber-attacks.
It’s time to educate
Human error is the principal cause of security incidents. Addressing this problem is key to reducing attacks. Security awareness training is the best way to prevent cyber-attacks from developing in the first place, by giving users the information they need to recognise and react to cyber threats.
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95 percent of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error.
How we can help your business
We supply a service where we will mitigate all your cyber security concerns. Endpoint security, managed firewalls, mobile device management and cyber security awareness training are all covered. Your company is never too far away from a potential breach, get secure now by calling us on 020 3795 6880.
A breach can happen to any company at any time
Florida water system attack, 2021
The recent attack on a Florida water treatment facility demonstrates the dangers inherent in using outdated technology. A hacker was able to gain access to the system by exploiting a vulnerability in an older model PC running Microsoft Windows 7 with no firewall enabled. The breach could have been disastrous had it not been caught in time. The hacker had set the amount of sodium hydroxide in the water by a factor of 100.
Attacks like these happen much more than you’d think as on average every 39 seconds there’s a new attack happening somewhere on the web.
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