PKA Blog: National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2019

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PKA Blog: National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2019ggNATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH
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#DYK: National Cyber Security Awareness Month officially launched in 2004 under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance. Business owners, IT professionals and individuals should make time over the next few weeks to assess online assets and evaluate online security measures.

Be #CyberSmart and implement plans to protect your computer systems and data against unauthorized access and attacks. Stories of computer hacking appear in the daily news, network TV dramas, and multimedia advertising. And, as public awareness grows, hacking threats increase.

Why Worry About Cyber Security?

From the early days of hijacking streetlights, ransomware holding hospitals hostage in 2016, to multiple customer credit information hacks, as well as the education sector becoming one of the most sought after by cybercriminals, cyberattacks continue to escalate at an alarming rate.

So, what do we do?

Cyber Security Solutions:

  1. Remain vigilant – You and your computer systems should always be on the lookout for trouble.
  2. Educate and train – Require your employees to take an online cybersecurity course that teaches them about various hacking techniques, e.g., phishing, denial of service (DoS), eavesdropping, and bait and switch.
  3. Keep antivirus software current.
  4. Build a robust cybersecurity network.

At PKA Technologies, we can help you create a cybersecurity infrastructure that protects your data and applications while giving authorized users access to the resources they require. We take a holistic view of your IT environment, identify and prioritize risks to your business, develop a security strategy, professionally oversee the implementation, and validate security technologies.

We work with powerful, top-shelf components from HPE and other leading vendors. We combine proactive network security, data encryption, security information, and event management and application security testing to build a layered security environment that uncovers and neutralizes vulnerabilities.

As we embark on 2020, cybersecurity awareness is not enough. We all must take action and secure our networks. Connect with a PKA expert and work together to protect your assets.