National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Don’t Click that Link

We love October. Why? We’re sure you already know that it’s Bat Appreciation Month, Zombie Preparedness Month—in both Kansas and Illinois—and, of course, National Scary Movie Month. But did you know it’s also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

Which begs the question: Are you really as protected as you think you are?

Phishing, data leaks, business email compromise, malware, ransomware…you owe it to your teams and your customers to provide the best possible cyber protection. Because as surely as that perfectly-fine-up-until-now car won’t start when teens are trying to escape the scary guy in a horror movie, cyberthieves are working overtime to find a way in to your systems.

But don’t worry; we’ve got your back. Take a quick read over these services and see how your organization’s cybersecurity measures up. While it’s fun to get a little spooky in October, no quantity of pumpkin spice martini will soothe you after a phishing expedition results in a ransomware attack.

Your business needs these protective measures in place now to reduce cybersecurity risk.

Not having them is the business equivalent of going off to investigate that scary sound alone. While wearing high heels. Without your car keys.

Essential Cybersecurity Services:
  • Managed Detection and Response (MDR) with 24/7 Service Operations Center (SOC)
    A threat management approach that combines advanced detection and response tools with an expert security team provides proactive and reactive protection. Tools and teams hunt for potential threats in your environment, engaging immediate response to stop attacks before they can damage your systems.
  • Managed Security Awareness Training (MSAT)
    Your employees are a main line of defense against cyberattacks; it’s critical to train them to be vigilant. Our MSAT program is customized to fit your organization while we monitor user progress and knowledge gaps via recurring training campaigns and phishing tests.
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
    Protecting systems with only a username and password leaves canyon-sized security gaps; multi-factor authentication (MFA) closes them. Via a one-time password or biometrics, MFA layers on security against unauthorized access. Password reset activities require identity validation, even for user accounts with escalated privileges.
  • Vulnerability Management
    Patching, updating, and integrating can invite security gaps and vulnerabilities you can’t see. Our recurring, agile methodology of vulnerability scanning and reporting provides certain, secure protection for peace of mind about your tech environment.

Ask about these services to level up your cybersecurity or to meet compliance requirements.

These are the business equivalents of facing the boogeyman with an arsenal of high-tech weapons and a skilled team, all of whom are capable of thinking clearly under pressure and running without falling down.

Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO):
  • Incident Response and Disaster Recovery Tabletop Exercises
    We collaborate with you to identify current incident playbook risks, then utilize those prioritizations to build custom tabletop exercises we host for your designated teams.
  • Policy and Process Creation, Implementation, and Review
    Starting from scratch, we build customized documentation of your tech landscape. We perform discovery with your teams and enhance existing resources to create documentation that makes sense for your business and regulatory needs.
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance Management
    From maturing an existing cybersecurity program to meeting specific cyber insurance, client, questionnaire, or regulatory needs, we work with your teams to develop and implement a maturity roadmap that aligns with business requirements and details steps for managing the program over time.
Managed Software as a Service (SaaS) Operations:

Gain full visibility into cloud-based and locally hosted applications employees utilize to help them better manage, secure, and support their ecosystem. A SaaS management tool reduces costs by eliminating overlap and limits security threats by identifying shadow IT.


Reach out for a conversation today. We can help you evaluate your current cybersecurity protocols and clear the path forward to safety, away from the traps the boogeymen are setting for you.



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