Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Here Is What You Should Know

October marks the 17th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). This period continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across the nation. The role of this month, to educate all Americans about the necessity of protecting themselves online, has never been more critical. Here at Network Tech, we have a “security-first” mentality. The challenges presented by COVID-19 and the rise of working from home has resulted in a pressing need to bring cybersecurity to the forefront for professionals across industries.

Cybersecurity: How to defend against insider threats

In the cybersecurity world, an insider threat is an individual or business partner who uses company data inappropriately. Today's companies must take proactive steps to prevent insider threats, which is why we put together some tips and tricks.
#1 Educate
You must teach your team to recognize personally identifiable information (PII) and understand the financial implications of a breach.

Don’t skip security audits for your business

One step in the network security cycle you should never skip is security audit — doing so puts your business at risk of cyberattacks and data loss. Read on to understand how security audits can make or break your system integrity.
Auditing and the security strategy
Audits are necessary to maintain system integrity and uphold quality.

BYOD tips to improve security

Lax bring your own device (BYOD) policies are a growing concern for businesses. If not managed properly, these can pose security risks to your organization. How can you mitigate the risks associated with the BYOD trend?

Whether your employees are using smartphones, tablets, or laptops, you need a BYOD security policy.

5 Bad business security practices

Companies — small- and medium-sized businesses, in particular — struggle to protect their data. For one, they make mistakes in the strategies they employ to protect their IT infrastructure. If your organization still does one or more of these bad security practices, act quickly to correct them.

Cyber Insurance and Assurance. Why Your Business Can‘t Succeed Without Both

In this day and age, it’s hard to find a company that wouldn’t benefit from cyber insurance. These policies are an effective way to reduce your risk from social engineering attacks or hackers targeting your company.

In a 2019 report, 61% of businesses surveyed reported they had experienced some kind of cyberattack.