National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Week 2 of Cyber awareness month!

Cyberthreats on the rise - what do you do?

At a recent discussion in Texas on cybersecurity in healthcare, technology experts were in agreement that cyber threats were increasing and getting more sophisticated. When we consider the options, we can boil them down to two - tighter network lockdowns, and more training.

Let's consider those options. First, tighter network lockdowns. A lawyer may tell you the best way to eliminate your risk is to not get out of bed. Network lockdowns work on the same principle - eliminate risk by locking users down to minimal network and internet access. The result - your network is secure, and your workers can't get anything done. The goal is to find the balance between security and productivity. The challenge remains, however, as threats continue to increase, the urge to tighten security controls grows as well, and the result is a less productive, and more frustrated staff.

There is an alternative. Training. It's sad that most of us still treat cybersecurity training as an annual necessity. In reality, it needs to be a frequent, if not daily, exercise. Regular, almost constant reminders, are one of the best ways to keep your staff and your organization aware of current threats. While this vigilance may seem excessive, anyone who's experienced a cyber attack on their business knows it's a small price to pay compared to the tremendous hardship caused by an attack.

At Acentec we take training seriously. We offer a full array of training for cybersecurity, HIPAA compliance, sexual harassment, OSHA, and much, much more. Join our growing family of clients who not only know they're cyber secure, but they can prove it.

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