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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Are you Aware of the Top Threats to Your Businesses?

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October 14, 2019 Mark London

Make the Most Out of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

Polish up that password manager and set the sensitivity on your phish-detector to MAXIMUM — it’s time for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021!

Everyone can make a difference during Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Whether you have a minute, an hour, a day – or all month long – check out ways you can participate and support Cybersecurity Awareness Month by following along with Verity IT! And remember…Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart!

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Attacks on SMBs are real, on the rise, and can pack a devastating blow. Here are some of the supporting facts.

  • Only 14% of small businesses rate their ability to mitigate cyber risks, vulnerabilities, and attacks as highly effective.
  • 60% of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyberattack.
  • More than 6 in 10 companies suffered a ransomware attack last year.
  • Email threats rose by 64% in 2020.
  • 79% of businesses were hurt by their lack of cyber preparedness in 2020.
  • Cybercrime is up 600% due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Remote work has increased the average cost of a data breach by $137,000.
  • In 2020, the average time to identify a breach was 207 days.

Attack Your Cybersecurity Strategy

Prepare for Impact Today!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate not only our clients and prospects, but ourselves in order to increase resiliency in the event of a cyber incident!

It’s widely accepted that human error is the leading cause of data breaches. But what’s often overlooked is that most of these errors could be avoided with the right security education for the right people at the right time.

The most vulnerable target at many organizations isn’t a system or technology. It’s people. With cybersecurity training solutions from Verity IT, we can empower employees with the right skills and knowledge to put the bad guys out of business.

Contact us today to start building your Security Awareness Training Plan!