You read that right: October’s been designated the month we should all take time to remember what can go wrong online. Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) since 2003, this observance is more important than ever with the rise of smart devices and mobile computing.
Just think about your typical work day. Before you even rolled into the office, you probably read some personal email, scanned some status updates, or at least checked the weather on your phone. Once at your desk there were work emails to answer, documents to download and send, and maybe a video conference or a remote chat with a client (or even a road trip, which would involve GPS).
We all depend on these time saving (or time wasting, depending on your perspective) technology. That’s why when things go wrong, it can be very sudden and very, very bad.
The slogan for Cyber Security Awareness Month is “Stop. Think. Connect.” Already we’ve seen some of our partners online post tips for keeping safe (check out the blogs at GFI and McAfee). We’re going to post more advice, tips, and warnings throughout the month to help keep your business secured this spooky season. We’d also like to hear what works best for your business. Be sure to share down in the comments, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.
For now, here’s a video the NCSD posted last year on what not to do with your technology.