This week is week 3 of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Each week of NCSAM is focused around a different theme meant to address specific challenges organizations face and identify how to address those challenges. Week 3 is focused around educating employees of the importance of online security and safety and their role in keeping your organization safe from online threats.
Halloween is coming and most of us are looking forward to haunted houses, scary movie marathons, and spooky decorations. October is about more than the candy, costumes, tricks and treats for IT teams and cybersecurity experts – it’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
It’s our favorite time of year again – October. This love for October is more than the fall weather, leaves changing, upcoming holidays and pumpkin spice everything. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and here at LookingPoint we love cybersecurity.
What if you could see into the future and knew when an attack on your network was coming and were able to stop it, or at least mitigate its impact?
Today, the most significant cyber threat is Ransomware – a type of malicious software designed to hold a user’s files (such as healthcare records, financial contracts, software codes, and other documents) for ransom by encrypting them and demanding the user pay a fee to decrypt them. Ransomware attacks use sophisticated infrastructure and resilient techniques to target data and hold critical infrastructure hostage. This advanced cyber threat, a familiar–and unwelcome–issue in IT security circles, has become one of the top enterprise cyber-security threats of 2016. Ransomware is the most profitable malware in history – in the first 3 months of 2016 cyber-criminals collected $209 million!
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