National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Here!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is Here!

Switchfast Technologies has signed up to become a Champion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018! We’re excited to join a growing global effort to make online safety a priority for businesses and individuals this October.

 “We’re always going to support initiatives that promote cybersecurity,” said Switchfast CEO Jim Anderson. “Now, more than ever before, cybercrime is affecting people’s lives in negative ways. When we see opportunities to create more awareness and encourage security best practices, we’re eager to participate.”

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created collaboratively by the government and businesses to ensure everyone has the resources they need to stay safe and protect their digital information online. As an official Champion, we recognize our role in the fight for cybersecurity, online safety and privacy.

Kicking off its 15th year, NCSAM 2018 presents a great opportunity to expand cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness globally.

"The Champion program continues to be a such a strong foundation for National Cyber Security Awareness Month’s ongoing and impactful success. In 2017, 1,050 organizations enlisted to support the month ­— a 21-percent increase from the previous year,” said Russ Schrader, NCSA’s executive director.

“We are thankful to our 2018 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cybersecurity, online safety awareness and the opportunity to protect our privacy."

As part of our NCSAM efforts, we’ll be sharing cybersecurity best practice tips and resources on our social pages throughout the month. These posts will be marked with the official NCSAM hashtag, #CyberAware. 

To get a head start on increasing your cybersecurity awareness, read through these posts we’ve recently shared:

Want to learn more about protecting your organization from online threats? See how Switchfast uses advanced methods to secure small businesses here.

Written by Tim Schmitt