October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month but Cyber Awareness is critical year-round

The rate of cyber crimes has increased exponentially this year – and data is more at risk than it has ever been. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the damage related to cybercrime is projected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021. More sophisticated attacks combined with a huge increase in the number of employees working from home or in other remote capacities has created a wealth of opportunities for cyber criminals to gain unauthorized access to information. The good news is that with so many resources at your fingertips, there’s no reason to be cyber-spooked about your data being compromised. Creating a security-aware culture in your organization is a good foundational step to protecting every facet of your data and network. Awareness of the threats that exist around you – as well as how to search for them, detect them, identify them, remediate and prevent them – will keep you from having to navigate a scary situation. As we shine a light on the importance of Security Awareness and aim to keep you CyberSmart, we’re focusing on four key areas where you can take proactive steps that, when implemented as part of a comprehensive program, can have a measurable and positive impact on your organization’s security posture.

Identity & Access Management (IAM)

Know who’s behind that false face? Anyone can throw on a mask and start causing trouble. Implementing strict controls around identity and access management will help you know exactly who’s accessing your data, how it is being used and when.

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

Cyber crooks are lurking just outside your door and waiting for an opportunity to steal your data. Rather than leaving the gate open for them, it might make sense to implement a system that provides coverage of every entry point. A SASE solution provides a central, cloud-based control point through which a web of interconnected paths is protected.

Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

Sense something eerie going on but not sure? While it’s not possible to grow eyes in the back of your head and keep tabs on everything at once, it IS possible to implement tools to help keep watch. An MDR solution is the exact watchdog you need.

Secure Teleworker Solutions

Trusting trick-or-treaters to “take only one” is risky behavior. Extending security protocols to the front porch of every employee’s home is a smarter bet. Securing the endpoints tapping into your network from multiple remote locations is a broad but important step to protecting your organization.

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2020 CyberSmart Awareness Guide A combined effort of ePlus and our partners, this guide provides a comprehensive overview of all things IAM, SASE, MDR and Secure Teleworker Solutions, from the best in the business.

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