30 Tips, Tools, and Texts to Improve Your Cyber and Email Security Awareness

How do you actively work to improve your organizational and personal cyber security awareness? Here are 30 cyber security tips to help you improve your awareness and keep your organization (and yourself) protected.

Building Security Awareness

1: A good place to start your awareness is with the 10 Craziest Cybersecurity Statistics of 2016. After all, if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it (ok, that’s just an expression, you can debate it’s validity in the comment section).

2: Good cyber security is about getting buy-in, maintaining awareness and building sufficient skills through training. Here’s a piece on Setting Up A Cyber and Email Security Awareness and Training Program.

3: If you are looking from some tools to enrich your awareness program, the government of Canada has created an excellent Cyber Security Awareness Month Toolkit.

4: We created a white paper on Cyber Security Trends and Solutions for 2017 and we think it’s pretty good. Give it a read and you are sure to come away with a strong understanding of what you organization needs to do to improve their cyber and email security.

5: At some point, you’ll need to set your budget for security. Read this primer for some important considerations

Security Basics

6: Here are 5 critical IT security questions enterprises need to be able to answer now.

7: A bit of overlap on the previous tip, but when it comes to email and cyber security are you doing the very basics? Many organizations still aren’t.

8: If it seems like it’s hard to follow the infosec industry – it might be because it is. We’ve asked our team to share their tips based on their sources. Here’s a list of how to stay on top of all the cyber security news.

9: Here’s a supposedly simple one: Is your software & Security up to date? Many attacks are addressed with patches and updates. Here’s a resource to help you find all the latest.

Tests and Quizzes

10: So after all the tips so far you’ve become a bit of a cyber and email security expert, right? Test your knowledge on topics and terms on this Pew security quiz.

11: Here’s another one for you – take a beginner or advanced Network and Information Security quiz courtesy of cybersecuritymonth.eu.

12: You can even make learning about cyber security fun. A Cyber security game? Sure, why not. This comes to you courtesy of Nova Labs PBS.

13: Is your mail server secure? Test it out with our (free) Email Security Grader Tool.

Learn Something

14: Take a free course on how to Hack Yourself First. The First and hopefully only time you get hacked.

15: Geek out over the Coast Guard’s Cyber Program “Cyberspace is an operational domain“.

16: There is so much great content that was shared through Cyber Awareness and Security Month (CASM) under the hashtag #cyberaware and #cybersecmonth. Check it out and discover many great infographics and ideas.

17: Security extends well beyond your workplace. With colleagues and employees working from vulnerable home networks, the risk to your work network is real. Here are some StaySafeOnline tips on Securing A Home Network.

18: In a similar vein, going travelling can be risky for cyber security, especially with proliferation on public wifi networks. Here 8 cyber security tips for business travellers.

Get Involved

19: Get Involved and help our global digital society use the internet more safely and securely.

20: Take CyberSecurity offline and attend a Cybersecurity event Near You. Meet people in the industry, talk shop and share ideas – the network will provide.

21: Become a Cyber Security Awareness Champion by signing up as an official supporter of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Addressing the Human Factor

22: Do you use Multi-Factor Authentication or at least 2FA for logins and important transactions? You should be.

23: One of the fastest growing threats is the Business Email Compromise (BEC). A from of highly targeted phishing, also know as CEO Fraud, Spear Phishing and Whaling, here’s how to prevent them.

24: The reason for MFA and the proliferation of targeted phishing is human error. Human Factors in cyber security are the cause of many breaches. Here are some tips in preventing human error.

25: What is the Greatest Vulnerability in Cyber Security Today? Hint: It involves human error. Yves Lacombe dissects how we’ve gotten here and makes the very important point: attackers aren’t targeting the devices anymore.

26: Russian hacking was brought the forefront of the InfoSec conversation with all the recent political events. The US government released a guide called Grizzly Steppes, to help protect you from Russian hackers.

Using The Right Tools The Right Way

27: A very basic tip (and I guess also a bit of self promotion) –  Do you have the right tools? Email is the entry point of a majority of threats. Do you have Email Threat Protection?

28: With so many WordPress users, this is highly relevant – The Ultimate Guide to WP Security.

29: Read and understand what DMARC is. It will protect your from many spoofed email attacks.

And Of Course, Take A Deep Breath…

30: Maybe not the best tip, but preserving your sanity is important with all the crazy news we keep hearing. Shutdown the computer, meditate or go take a walk – you’ve done everything you’ve can to protect your network. Maybe even go have a beer. After work of course.

Bonus tip: Take a free trial of modusCoud – a complete cloud based email security solution.

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Vircom | Email Security Experts authored by Joey Tanny. Read the original post at: https://www.vircom.com/blog/30-tips-tools-texts-improve-cyber-email-security-awareness/