October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and this week's theme is “Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime.” This week focuses on the different types of online crime and offers suggestions on how businesses and individuals can protect themselves.
- Audit My PC
- avast! Free Antivirus (for PCs)
- Cloudbric Comprehensive Website Protection Service (Free up to 4GB)
- ESET Online Scanner
- iScan Online Security Awareness Scan
- Kaspersky Virus Scanner
- LastPass How Secure Is My Password?
- Logical Operations CyberSAFE Readiness Test
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
- nCircle PureCloud Vulnerability Scanner
Small and Medium size businesses are also at risk, and NCSAM has put together this workbook to help these organizations assess their risks and make a security plan. This resource focuses on the three key areas of prevention, resolution, and restitution. This workbook helps small businesses create custom cybersecurity plans. You can download the plan as a pdf document here.
A proper security strategy will protect a company's resources, data, reputation, customers, employees, and more. Visit the NCSA website, Business Safe Online, for more information on this topic.
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.