We’re all guilty of it. We keep things that we don’t need, like that pair of stone-washed jeans from 1992 that you hope will come back into style or your beanie baby collection that you blindly believe might be worth something someday. While our inability to purge old stuff from our closets may cost us closet space, the repercussions for an organization that hoards data are far more significant. From a cybersecurity perspective, the more personal information a company maintains, the more information it has to lose. Consequently, the more information a company loses, the higher the financial and reputational costs.
In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, each Friday this October, we will highlight a different step that organizations can take to increase awareness of potential cyber threats, reduce the risk of a cyber attack or minimize damage from an attack. All four steps are solutions that all organizations, regardless of size or budget, can implement. Specifically, over the course of the month we will examine information security plans, training, vendor due diligence and data retention and destruction, as tools organizations can use to arm themselves to both prevent and in the event of a cyber attack. Continue Reading October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!