NCSAM

Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

This week’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) theme is “Securing Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure.” The 16 critical infrastructure sectors are designated by the Department of Homeland Security as crucial to the nation’s safety, security, and wellbeing.

Cyberattacks to critical infrastructure are often very large in scale, could pose physical safety concerns, and may have catastrophic consequences.

It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work

It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work

Anyone can be a target of a cyberattack that can affect the whole organization. The good news is, we can all be cyber-defenders, taking responsibility for cybersecurity by being cyber-aware and following our organization’s guidelines.

In addition to overarching cybersecurity responsibility, all departments face different challenges and threats. And each has unique opportunities to protect their organization.

Cybersecurity Means Job Security

Cybersecurity Means Job Security

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and this week’s theme is “Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity.” Cybersecurity is an exciting and booming field currently experiencing a talent shortage. It’s estimated that by 2021, there will be 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings, and in a field maintaining a 0% unemployment rate, the reality is that cybersecurity jobs aren’t all hyper-technical. This NCSAM, we wanted to inspire some thinking around careers through the lens of multiple layers of defense: Foundation, Culture, and Technology.

IoT Can Mean Smarter, Faster, Cheaper, and Less Secure

IoT Can Mean Smarter, Faster, Cheaper, and Less Secure

The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the network of physical products and devices that connect to the Internet. Common household IoT devices include Internet-connected thermostats, alarm systems, and televisions, and even kitchen appliances. By 2020, there will be over 30 million IoT devices worldwide.

There is no doubt about it, “smart” devices have become a part of everyday life. But the thing we have to remember is: If it connects to the Internet, it has the potential to be hacked.