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2018 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month at SBS

2018 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month at SBS

Quick Links: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

This October will mark the 15th National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is a collaborative effort led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help all digital citizens stay safer, more secure and better able to protect their personal information online. 

Each week’s awareness efforts will highlight user awareness among consumers, students/academia, and business. All efforts fall under the month’s overarching theme, “Our Shared Responsibility,” which recognizes that we all need to do our part to be safer online and, when we do, we make the internet more secure for everyone. 

As an NCSAM Champion, SBS will be sharing a variety of cybersecurity downloads, blog posts, and tips. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, and join our mailing list so you don't miss any updates!


For a limited time, SBS is including a Password Audit as part of a Penetration Test/Vulnerability Assessment Bundle. Execute the combination of a Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Test along with a Password Audit to provide a thorough assessment of your network security. A limited number of this service bundle are available. Learn more about this limited time offer.


Week 1: Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety

Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety

SBS Resources:

  • {Free Download} 18 Cybersecurity Tips: Staying safer and more secure online starts at home! We're sharing tips and resources for your family all week long. Share these cybersecurity tips with your employees and customers to keep security top of mind. TIP! Choose a different tip image each month to set as the background image on your computer for a daily cyber reminder.
  • {Cyber Byte Video} Protecting Your Mobile Devices: Why do we need security around our mobile devices? Confidential business data, access to personal information, rising cost of data usage, saved logins, and links to bank and credit card accounts are just a few of the many reasons why! Watch and share this video to review four critical steps to protecting your mobile device.
  • {Poster} Don't Take the Bait: When in doubt, check it out. If an email sent to you has any of the red flags mentioned in this poster, verify with the sender before clicking on any link or downloading an attachment.
  • {Blog} 10 Tips to Avoid a Phishing Attack: Follow these ten tips and look for the red flags to avoid falling victim to a phishing attack. A good rule to follow is "when in doubt, check it out." Verify a suspicious email with the sender before clicking on any links or downloading an attachment.

NCSAM Resources:

  • Being a victim of identity theft can be scary, invasive, and detrimental to your reputation and/or financially. Learn about the steps you can take to report it and recover.

Week 2: Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity

Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity

SBS Resources:

  • {Education} SBS Institute Certifications: Are you new to the banking industry? Are you seasoned in banking, but have taken on new cybersecurity responsibilities? The SBS Institute has just the certifications for you. Learn how our uniquely designed certifications can help you get ahead. 
  • {Webinar} Don't Just Be Responsible for Your Bank's Security Program. Be Certified: This quick webinar is a no-obligation way to learn more about our Certified Banking Security Manager course and the many benefits of certification to you and your institution. See why so many banking professionals rely on SBS Institute for their security training and education. 
  • {Blog} The Benefits of Cybersecurity Certification: If you work in the financial industry, and especially if you’re involved with IT or Cybersecurity, one thing is constant: change. There is, however, another constant to the IT and Cybersecurity realm of banking – Cybersecurity Certifications from the SBS Institute.
  • {Careers} See Open Positions: Are you interested in a career in cybersecurity? Consider joining our SBS family. With flexible scheduling, work-from-home opportunities, a family-friendly atmosphere, and excellent benefits, SBS is poised as a premier employer in the cybersecurity industry. 
  • At SBS CyberSecurity, we're driven by our core values: Passion, Compassion, Desire, Innovation, Integrity, and Empowerment. That's why we're proud to work with Cybher, an organization dedicated to empowering, motivating, and educating girls in cybersecurity.

NCSAM Resources:

Week 3: It's Everyone's Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work

It's Everyone's Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work

SBS Resources:

NCSAM Resources:

  • The FTC's resources for protecting small businesses cover cybersecurity, scams, and more. 

Week 4: Safeguarding the Nation's Critical Infrastructure

Safeguarding the Nation's Infrastructure

SBS Resources:

  • {Hacker Hour} 2018 Security Awareness Round Table Discussion: We are bringing it back!  Last year, as part of our celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, SBS hosted a special Hacker Hour that featured a virtual security awareness round table.  We focused the discussion on building a stronger security culture in your organization. In the end, over 300 registrants shared ideas that we put into a free downloadable guide called "34 Unique Ideas to Create a Culture of Cybersecurity." We would like to invite you to join us for this open discussion as we discover new security awareness ideas and techniques that are helping organizations create a stronger security culture.  An updated download documenting the 2018 ideas for creating a culture of cybersecurity will be shared following the webinar.
  • {Download} You are a Technology Company: As your organization is reviewing its strategic plans, take a moment to evaluate the use of technology as a core component of your business. If most of you are being honest with yourselves you will realize that your organization has shifted from performing a service for a customer and using technology to make that service more convenient to truly operating as a technology company that offers your customer a specific service. This guide outlines three steps you can take to shift your thinking when it comes to viewing your organization as a technology company. 
    Also included are important resources for the Board: 
       - Know Your Risks Checklist
       - Roles and Responsibilities Guide
       - Board of Directors Questions to Ask
  • {Download} 10 Essential Cybersecurity Best Practices: Cybersecurity threats continue to rapidly evolve in sophistication and are occurring with increased frequency to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Daily, we hear news about new data breaches, dangerous strains of malware, innovative hacking schemes, and targeted efforts of organized crime groups.  In fact, in today's cyber world no business is immune from cybersecurity threats.
  • {Solution} TRAC: There are a common set of challenges when it comes to working on cybersecurity. Balancing cybersecurity tasks with your other responsibilities, having confidence in your security decisions, keeping projects and documents organized, meeting compliance and regulatory goals, and protecting your organization from cybercrime are just a few of those challenges. TRAC™ is our integrated cybersecurity risk management solution developed to simplify cybersecurity risk management and assist users with tackling their cybersecurity challenges with ease. It automates the tedious risk assessment process and produces customized results that align with regulation, best practices, and your strategic goals.

NCSAM Resources:

  • November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month! Learn more about how you can keep these systems more secure.

Check back to our website each week to see what's new!

Hacker Hour webinars are a series of free webinars hosted by SBS CyberSecurity. Unlike paid webinars, Hacker Hours are aimed to meet on a monthly basis to discuss cybersecurity issues and trends in an open format. Attendees are encouraged to join the conversation and get their questions answered. SBS will also offer products and services to help financial institutions with these specific issues.

Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018
Categories: Blog, Education