October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month – are you up to Speed?

NCSAM (National Cyber Security Awareness Month) is observed every October – and was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every person has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

Whether banking, shopping, social networking, tracking our health or downloading the latest app, in today’s interconnected world, practicing good cybersecurity is critical.

All digital citizens must learn to stay safer and more secure in their ever-expanding digital lives, including by preventing and responding to identity theft and scams, ensuring that home networks are secure, managing the security of mobile devices and teaching children to use the Internet safely, securely and responsibly.

Cybercrime has become too common in our connected world. While online crime is often associated with hackers stealing personal information for monetary gain, crime on the Internet takes many forms.

It can include everything from organisational data breaches to consumer issues like identity theft, so-called “revenge porn,” cyber-stalking, harassment and bullying to child sexual exploitation and abuse to online radicalisation, violence and recruitment to terrorist networks.

Fighting cybercrime requires a high level of collaboration among law enforcement, government agencies, the private sector and the general public.

At DB we have recently dealt with a spate of customers and clients who have been affected by the Cryptolocker virus – staying safe online was never more relevant.

For more information on the campaign, click here

In addition to the guidelines and recommendations for staying safe online, DB have recently implemented backup solutions using Veeam software.

If you have any enquiries, or would like to avail of a security consultancy, call us on 061 480980 or email info@dbcomp.ie

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