October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Are you protected?

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Are you protected?

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This event is the perfect opportunity to review the basics with your employees including topics such as password security, phishing scams, and software updates.

This month-long event is designed to highlight some of the nation’s cyber security precautions, as well as how to be prepared in the event of a national cyber security incident. However, much of the focus is on good cyber security practices for the average individual.

The attached article offers information on best practices when it comes to cyber security, as well as examples of cyber breaches that can affect individuals and companies alike. Including a large breach of Twitter, Netflix, and Spotify that affected millions this past weekend.

Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are incredibly difficult to defend against, even for the largest and most sophisticated of companies. When your company relies on the Internet, these attacks are particularly devastating to your bottom line. Luckily, many Cyber Insurance policies carry some form of coverage for Business Interruption, written specifically for these types of threats. While you may not always be able to protect your network from a DDoS attack, you can at least protect your wallet.

Now, we challenge you. As the month of October comes to a close, take note of simple ways that you can increase your personal cyber security on a day to day basis.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, give us a call. At SourceOne Insurance, we are your one source for all of your insurance needs. We will analyze your situation and create a plan of coverage that suits your individual needs. For Questions regarding your Cyber Liability Insurance policy, contact us today!