October 21, 2021

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Top Cybersecurity Blogs

by: Katie Macdonald


It's October, which means in addition to spooks and scares, it's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! For 18 years, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance have worked to spread awareness to ensure businesses, organizations and consumers alike are savvy when it comes to cybersecurity and the evolving cyber threat landscape. 

To help do our part in spreading this critical awareness, Align has put together a round up of our top blogs highlighting the best and most effective cybersecurity tricks and tips! 

1. Six Ways to Reduce the Risk of Cyber Attacks

See full blog post: https://www.align.com/blog/6-ways-to-reduce-the-risk-of-cyber-attacks 

The number of companies that fall victim to cyber attacks steadily increases every year. At least 64% of companies worldwide who experience at least one form of cyberattack in the past year, and the pandemic has only increased hacked and breached data with remote workers causing a security breach in 20% of organizations. To help combat these rising numbers, this post outlines six ways to reduce the risk of cyber attacks.

2. Five Signs You Need to Improve Risk Management

See full blog post: https://www.align.com/blog/5-signs-you-need-help-with-risk-management 

For some organizations, risk management is uncharted territory—from lack of cybersecurity  insight or expertise to disorganized compliance and reporting. Determining how and when to start can appear arduous and overwhelming. This article outlines five signs that your business should consider investing in risk management and potential solutions for your organization. 

3. Six Reasons Businesses Need Cybersecurity Awareness Training

See full blog post: https://www.align.com/blog/6-reasons-why-businesses-need-cyber-security-awareness-training

Did you know around 85% of finance workers lack knowledge around cybersecurity and data privacy? A comprehensive security awareness program sets clear cybersecurity expectations for all employees and educates users about how to recognize attack vectors, help prevent cyber-related incidents and respond to potential threats.

Today, even if your company has invested in technology to protect sensitive business data, the most advanced technology in the world will still fall short if your employees are not cyber aware. This post presents six reasons your business needs cyber security awareness training.

4. Common Phishing Attack Methods and Tips to Avoid Scams

See full blog post: https://www.align.com/blog/common-phishing-attack-methods-and-tips-to-avoid-scams 

Phishing is the most prevalent and persuasive attack vector used to steal confidential data, account passwords, credit card numbers and more. Phishing emails are also the #1 delivery vehicle for ransomware. This post goes over phishing methods and advanced obfuscation techniques that individuals and businesses should be aware of.

In Conclusion 

This year, ransomware attacks have disrupted organizations from schools and healthcare organizations to food suppliers and fuel pipelines. Cybersecurity awareness has never been more important to protect the collective public. The theme for Cybersecurity Awareness Month for 2021 is: Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart. 

Align Cybersecurity, Align's comprehensive risk management solution, offers engaging, advanced security awareness training, in addition to, custom “white-glove” in-person training, mock cybersecurity exams and reporting of education, retention and employee performance relating to cybersecurity risk.

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