National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is celebrating its 18th year with the theme “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart”. This theme was picked to help both individuals and organizations feel empowered in their role to protect their own cyberspace and data. 

Throughout the month, the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity training and provide information and tools needed to be “safer and more secure online”. 

Celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 this October to raise awareness about the importance of safe and current cybersecurity training and how lack of can affect you and your organization. 

Week of October 4 (Week 1): Be Cyber Smart

As our lives move more and more to a digital environment, your data is kept on internet-connected platforms. Own your part in keeping your data safe by starting with the basics: create strong passwords, use multi-factor authentication, and back up your data! 

Week of October 11 (Week 2): Fight the Phish!

Phishing has spiked rapidly since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Be wary of suspicious emails, text messages, and chat boxes from strangers. Think before you click any strange links and report incidents to your IT team. 

Week of October 18 (Week 3): Explore. Experience. Share  

This week focuses on careers in cybersecurity led by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

Week of October 25 (Week 4): Cybersecurity First

Week 4 is all about putting cybersecurity at the forefront of your business. Train your employees, make processes, protect your data. Remember, best practices are continuously changing, make sure you’re up to date on new information and relay it to your employees. 

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Be prepared for your next disaster, by having the ability to quickly and fully replicate your company’s business operations from another location. This includes being able to restore your entire digital network from anywhere—all applications, operating systems, folders, and files. 

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You can’t afford any vulnerabilities when it comes to your critical digital infrastructure. The same is true of your backup and Disaster Recovery plans. Don’t trust your mission-critical data to just anyone. Do your due diligence by researching and speaking to real clients. OffsiteDataSync has protected businesses’ critical IT systems for more than 20 years. We’re a 3x Veeam Platinum Partner of the Year for Outstanding Delivery of Veeam Cloud Services. 

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