Defendify recently published an article on Business.com speaking to third-party cybersecurity risk assessments, increasingly a part of life for Small Business. Check out our takeaways for cybersecurity providers here, and don’t miss the original article on Business.com.
This October marks the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an effort founded by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security to provide Americans with the knowledge and resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. This year’s NCSAM theme is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.”, focusing on personal accountability and proactive behavior in security best practices.
Amid our excitement to be featured at the event, we got to thinking more about everyone participating in Disrupt this year and in the future. Startup companies and investors are two groups that many don’t immediately think about when it comes to cybersecurity, despite compelling reasons to. Perhaps we need to remind ourselves it doesn’t hurt to disrupt our thinking about our target markets, stretching the imagination beyond what we’re used to.
It may be back-to-school season, but it’s far from back-to-business: you’ve been hard at work all summer working on your customers’ networks, managing their updates, and helping improve their cybersecurity posture.
While it’s important to pay attention to the programs, software, and hardware you have in place, the educated provider knows that there’s more to cybersecurity than just technology. Back-to-school season is a great reminder as to the importance of end-user education and training in cybersecurity.