Welcome to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

We are thrilled to announce that we are an official champion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)!  What is NCSAM you ask?  It’s only the best month of the year for the cybersecurity community!  NCSAM started 19 years ago as a partnership between the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The campaign gives our industry the opportunity to collaborate between government and the private sector so that the importance of online security can be addressed.  Each year, a new theme is strategized and shared with the public. This year the theme is…

See Yourself In Cyber

While most of the cybersecurity news articles are about massive data breaches and hackers, it can be overwhelming, leaving you feeling powerless. Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a great reminder that there are all kinds of methods to keeping your data protected and can make a huge difference even by practicing the most basic cybersecurity measures. Each week we will release a series of content on how you can instill one of the four healthy habits that the NCA and DHS has outlined and encourages individuals to take control of their online lives:

  1. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication
  2. Use Strong Passwords and a Password Manager
  3. Update Your Software
  4. Recognize and Report Phishing

Each behavior will be the star of the show for a week in October.  This week we are starting with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).  Foreshadowing the details to come regarding MFA, NCA found that nearly half (48%) of US/UK respondents say they have “never heard of MFA.”  As an important aspect of any identity and access management (IAM) strategy, this reality highlights the need to have a conversation surrounding IAM.  The following three weeks recognize security behaviors with similar statistics.

We love the concept of NCAM.  The tools and tactics discussed throughout the month are helpful to not just educate yourself but also useful for employees, customers, families and friends.  Every weekday this month, Conceal will be providing content relevant and in line to what NCA and DHS are featuring.

We are excited to empower every individual to protect their personal data from cybercrime throughout this cybersecurity education campaign.  Stay in the loop on all the great content we will be releasing by bookmarking our NCAM landing page.