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…

It’s Easy to Stay Safe Online

But it is, we promise!  NCSAM has divided the month into four habits that you can enable to come to the same conclusion regarding the ease of staying safe online.   Each week, we will be releasing a series of content on how you can instill one of the four healthy habits into your online life.

Here are the four key security behaviors that the NCA and DHS are encouraging 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.

Here at Conceal, 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 NCSAM landing page in the link below.