October has arrived, and it's time to celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)! At Lighthouse IT Solutions, we are excited to participate once again in this important initiative to promote cybersecurity awareness and best practices among our esteemed clients and partners.
As your trusted IT management team, we are fully aware of the pivotal role cybersecurity plays in safeguarding your business against potential threats. To kick off NCSAM 2023, we have something special for you: our new video animation that covers the "Four Easy Ways to Stay Safe Online" as recommended by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
Watch our NCSAM 2023 video animation below.
In this animation, we delve into each of these essential steps:
- Use Strong Passwords: Discover the importance of creating strong, resilient passwords/passphrases. Learn how to make your passwords long, random, unique, and inclusive of all four-character types (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols). We'll also introduce you to password managers, powerful tools that help you generate and manage strong passwords for all your accounts.
- Turn On MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication): Explore why relying solely on passwords is no longer sufficient to protect your online accounts. Enabling MFA significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access. We'll guide you on how to enable MFA on all your online accounts that offer it, with a special emphasis on email, social media, and financial accounts.
- Recognize & Report Phishing: Learn to be cautious when faced with unsolicited messages that request personal information. Avoid sharing sensitive details or credentials with unknown sources. We'll also provide guidance on recognizing phishing attempts and taking the necessary steps to report and combat them.
- Update Software: Understand the critical importance of keeping your software up to date. Discover how regularly updating your devices' software ensures you have the latest security patches and enhancements. We'll also discuss how to check for updates if automatic updates are not available.
Our dedication to your cybersecurity extends beyond NCSAM; it's an ongoing commitment. Throughout the month, we will share additional resources, tips, and insights to help you bolster your cybersecurity defenses and stay ahead of potential threats.
Remember that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and we are here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or need assistance with implementing these security measures, please don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team.
Stay tuned for more updates and educational content throughout National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Let's make October 2023 a month of heightened awareness and enhanced online safety!
Thank you for choosing Lighthouse IT Solutions as your trusted IT partner.