Cytelligence and Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is internationally recognized as Cyber Security Awareness Month with a focus on educating the public on the vital role that cyber security plays in today’s increasingly digital world. To help support this important public awareness campaign, Cytelligence is featuring special cyber security awareness content and events throughout the month of October.

Danny Pehar“In the digital world we live in, information is the new currency. And of-course that currency needs to be protected. Good cybersecurity hygiene is not just for organizations, not just for governments but for individuals everywhere. In a connected world, we each have a responsibility to protect ourselves and the people we interact with, and it all starts with understanding cybersecurity. ”

Danny Pehar, Managing Director, Cybersecurity Awareness Training

The Importance of Cyber Awareness Training

When a CEO is confronted with a cyber-attack or data breach, they start to worry about their vulnerabilities in the technology they use and forget to look at the very people using those technologies everyday – their employees.

Since serious threats to personal data are high at all time. Individuals and businesses of all sizes need to remain diligent in protecting themselves from hackers and data breaches. Across the world, hackers are taking control of networks, locking away files and demanding sizable ransoms to return data to the rightful owner. From phishing attacks to ransomware and advanced persistent threats attacks, these days it is not a case of if companies get breached, but more of when. The best way for business directors, CEOs and managers to combat this threat is to create a risk-aware workplace culture, and that starts with cyber security awareness.

When you strive to create a risk aware culture within the workplace, you’re preventing your employees from becoming unknowingly complicit in cyber-crime activity.

 

Cyber Aware Communities

By taking an active role in our communities, we all help to build a culture of cyber security. Cyber security is a shared responsibility—one in which Canadians, their governments, the private sector, education and our international partners all play a role.

Empower Employees

Human error is after all the leading cause of breaches and attacks. When employees feel confident about their interactions with data that must follow security protocols, the less likely they are to cause an incident.

When it comes to cyber security awareness, the best defense truly is a strong offense.

You can’t turn back the clock on organizational security awareness. But you can tune your dials today, prepping employees, operations and technology for a better tomorrow.

Cytelligence to the Rescue

At its core, Cytelligence is a Global Threat Intelligence organization. Our team of in-house digital forensics experts that have been helping organizations successfully respond to cyber breaches and cyber incidents for many years. Time and time again our experts determine the exact point where a cybercriminal tricked an employee and how they did it. Reverse engineering the forensics of these crimes is where our lessons begin. The best way to truly teach awareness is to truly understand how criminals are winning, this can only be done with a team of Global Threat Intelligence experts.

When you strive to create a risk-aware culture within the workplace, you’re preventing your employees from becoming unknowingly complicit in cyber-crime activity.