Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.
Every October since 2004 marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This month raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and how to protect yourself from cybercrime. As has occurred every year, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or CISA and the National Cybersecurity Alliance launches the “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” campaign. FoxPointe Solutions is proud to be a cyber champion of the alliance https://staysafeonline.org/.
This campaign is designed to inspire Americans to take responsibility of their own cyber safety and learn about cybersecurity basics, common scams and how to report cybersecurity incidents by visiting the campaign online. https://www.dhs.gov/be-cyber-smart/campaign
Facts and Figures on Cybersecurity:
- The average total cost of a data breach in 2020 was $3.86 million and took an average of 280 days to identify and contain. (IBM)
- The use of new breach techniques has boomed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 35% of breaches having leveraged new techniques in 2020. (Cynet)
- 88% of data breaches are caused by human error. (Tessian).
We encourage you to be proactive and use the resources available to you to be proactive in playing a role in protecting our overall information security. Throughout this month we will be sending helpful information on cybersecurity.
FoxPointe Solutions, a division of The Bonadio Group, specializes in cybersecurity. Unlike other firms that claim to have dedicated information risk management and cyber security advisors, advisory services are all that FoxPointe Solutions provides – no product resale or implementation services.