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Cybersecurity Awareness Month at SBS

Cybersecurity Awareness Month at SBS

Quick Links: Special Offer  |  Week 1  |  Week 2  |  Week 3  |  Week 4  |  Week 5

This October will mark the 14th 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 focus on a specific theme; topics highlighted include simple steps to online safety, cybersecurity in the workplace, securing new and emerging technologies, building the cyber workforce and promoting cybersecurity in critical infrastructure. 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 a NCSAM Champion, SBS will be sharing a variety of cybersecurity downloads, blog posts, tips, and special offers. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn and join our mailing list so you don't miss any updates!


October Special Offer!

Comprehensive Network Security Audit with an External Web Application Test: Execute a strategic combination of network testing services to provide a comprehensive assessment of your network security. Services include:

  • White-Box External Network Penetration Test
  • Internal Network Penetration Test
  • Social Engineering- Phishing Assessment and Telephone Impersonation
  • Firewall Configuration Review
  • Remote Access Review
  • Email and Spam Filtering System Review
  • Internal Network Security Posture Review
  • SPECIAL! External Web Application Scan*

* Offer valid until November 15th.

Click here to request more information on this special offer.


Week 1: Oct 3-7
Stop. Think. Connect.TM: Simple Steps to Online Safety

SBS Resources:

  • {Free Download} 18 Cybersecurity Tips: A security program is only as strong as its weakest link. SBS strongly believes in the power of education and security awareness training when it comes to a strong Information Security Program. 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. Download
  • {Cyber Byte Video} Protecting Your Mobile Devices: We rely heavily on our mobile devices. Watch and share this video to review four critical steps to protecting your mobile device. Watch
  • {Posters}: Take a look at our security awareness posters. View

Week 2: Oct 9-13
Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone's Business

Whatever your place of business - whether it's a large or small organization, bank, credit union, healthcare provider, or government agency - creating a culture of cybersecurity from the break room to the boardroom is essential and a shared responsibility among all employees.  Every organization needs a plan for employee education, training, and awareness that emphasizes risk management, resistance, and resilience. 

SBS Resources:

  • {Infographic} 10 Key ideas to Build a Cybersecurity Culture Infographic: Most organizations today realize that they can have the best security money can buy, but if one employee clicks a link or downloads an attachment form an email, all of that security is thrown out the window. View
  • {Free Download} 10 Essential Cybersecurity Best Practices: In order to help reduce cybersecurity-related threats, SBS CyberSecurity has developed ten essential “Cybersecurity Best Practices” to help protect digital processes and information. Download
  • {CyberByte 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.  Watch
  • {Service} Security Awareness Training: The goal of a strong Security Awareness Training Program is to create a culture of information security throughout your entire organization. SBS can help create, implement, and maintain a program that can keep pace with changing technologies and new security threats. Learn more.
  • {Education} Certifications: The SBS Institute is uniquely designed to serve the banking industry. We provide industry-specific cyber education that will prepare students and their financial institution for cybersecurity threats and regulations. Each course is available online and is tailored to specific roles within an institution, creating a flexible and targeted learning experience. Learn More

 


Week 3: Oct 16-20
Today's Predictions for Tomorrow's Internet

From smart cities to autonomous cars to connected coffee makers and healthcare devices, future technologies are booming worldwide. Week 3 will remind you that your personal data is the fuel that makes smart devices work. While there are tremendous benefits to interconnectivity, it is critical to understand how to use cutting-edge technology in safe and secure ways. 

SBS Resources:

  • {Blog} Your Secret Information is No Longer Secret: We are asked for our Social Security number seemingly every time we turn around: when applying for credit, when paying taxes, when applying for a job, when visiting a doctor, and when applying for a new account virtually anywhere (transactional or not). If we’re supposed to keep this secret number secret, why are we forced to give it out at every turn? Read more
  • {Service} Security Awareness Training: The goal of a strong Security Awareness Training Program is to create a culture of information security throughout your entire organization. SBS can help create, implement, and maintain a program that can keep pace with changing technologies and new security threats. Learn more.
  • {Education} Certified Banking Mobile Administrator: Keep your business safe online by establishing security policies for BYOD and mobile workforce. Learn More

 


Week 4: Oct 23-27
The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

A key risk to our economy and security is the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to protect our extensive networks. Training those already in the workforce is a starting point to building stronger defenses.

SBS Resources:

  • {Blog} Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Have You Acted? Many consumers hear the information and may even believe that cybercrime is on the rise, but many individuals simply don’t understand what they should do or if they should do anything. How can your organization help raise awareness of cybersecurity issues with the customers you serve? Read more.
  • {Blog} Holding Your Employees Accountable: If your organization believes that People are your greatest security weakness, then you, like many other organizations, likely test your employees on a regular basis to spot phishing emails, follow proper protocols when “vendors” show up at the door unexpectedly, or keep confidential information safe when talking on the phone. If this is the case, what steps does your organization take after an employee fails a Social Engineering Test? Read more.
  • {Education} Certifications: The SBS Institute is uniquely designed to serve the banking industry. We provide industry-specific cyber education that will prepare students and their financial institution for cybersecurity threats and regulations. Each course is available online and is tailored to specific roles within an institution, creating a flexible and targeted learning experience. Learn More
  • {Hacker Hour} Security Awareness Round Table: Join us for an interactive discussion focused on building a stronger security culture for your Board of Directors, employees, and customers. Throughout the webinar we will document the innovative ways others have developed their security awareness program and share the results with everyone that registers. View
  • {Video} Why Get Certified? Nearly 75% of security professionals say they do not have enough staff to defend their organizations against current threats. Be part of the solution with a cybersecurity certification! View

 


Week 5: Oct 30-31
Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

The systems that support our daily lives - such as electricity, financial institutions, and transportation - are increasingly dependent upon the internet. Building resilience in critical infrastructure is crucial to our national security. 

SBS Resources:

  • {Blog} Could Your Office Photo Aid Hackers? In the midst of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and as we prepare for Halloween, a rare security alert was issued outlining Advanced Persistent Threat activity targeting critical infrastructure sectors.
  • {Blog} Testing Software Patches is Critical: There are numerous, important components of a strong Patch Management Program; including identifying the right patches, establishing a formal schedule, deploying, and making sure your patching is effective. However, one often-overlooked, yet critical component is Patch Testing.

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 16, 2017
Categories: Blog, Education
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