Top 10 Blog Posts to Read for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

cybersecurity awareness month graphic.It’s now officially Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an event originally launched in 2004 by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help everyone stay safer online. During this particularly stressful year, IT security has become more imperative than ever as malicious actors have cooked up COVID-19-themed scams and remote work infrastructure has created new points of vulnerability.

This year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart,” encouraging personal responsibility in protecting your portion of cyberspace, according to the NCSA. In honor of that theme, here are the top 10 most popular cybersecurity-related blog posts we’ve published during the past year that contain vital info to help you combat cyberattacks and protect sensitive data.

1. Need Cybersecurity Talent? Consider Security Operations Center as a Service
Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS) can make a huge difference for businesses with limited resources in an era when high-level cybersecurity talent is difficult to find.

2. How to Improve Your IT Security With Regular Penetration Testing
Penetration testing – also known as pen testing or ethical hacking – is an excellent tool for ensuring that the cybersecurity measures you have in place work.

3. What to Do If You Lose Your Work Phone
This blog entry covers the steps you should take if you lose a smartphone with company data on it, as well as preventive measures businesses can enact to avoid data breaches before anything gets misplaced.

4. How to Fight Insider Recruitment Tactics
Data breaches caused by either malicious or negligent internal actors have become more common in recent years. Here’s what you can do to combat this type of cybercrime.

5. How to Keep Your Data Safe From Coronavirus-Related Cybercrime
Scammers are trying to exploit victims of the pandemic with phishing schemes, ransomware and other malicious tactics. Read this blog entry to learn about the top COVID-19-related threats to watch out for and how to safeguard your business against them.

6. Why Every Business Should Use Device Encryption
With more people than ever using mobile and personal devices to work from home, this security measure is essential as part of any comprehensive data breach prevention strategy.

7. Should Your Remote Workers Use a VPN?
At the beginning of the pandemic and the mass migration to working from home, many companies turned to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to give their staff members access to essential apps and resources. However, VPNs pose some potential IT security issues you shouldn’t overlook.

8. How to Get Work-From-Home Ready Overnight Without Sacrificing Security
Working from home doesn’t mean you can’t maintain high levels of data security. Read this blog entry to learn how to accommodate remote workers while still safeguarding your corporate network as much as possible.

9. Your Guide to Single Sign-On (SSO): A Look at the Pros and Cons for Business Leaders
Is single sign-on (SSO) right for your business? This article explains how SSO works and covers the advantages and disadvantages you should consider when deciding.

10. What Is Two-Factor Authentication and How Does It Work? Your Guide to 2FA
Two-factor authentication serves as an extra layer of protection for your data and can thwart hackers who steal or guess passwords. This blog post goes over everything you should know about this valuable security measure.

If you’d like to learn more about cybersecurity and the best methods for protecting your data and network, our team of experienced security analysts would be happy to help. Just give us a call at 877-599-3999 or email sales@stratospherenetworks.com.

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