The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has launched a public awareness campaign aimed at improving the minimum level of information security practices in place at businesses.
Branded as “Know the Risk, Raise Your Shield,” the NCSC has released a set of tools to help businesses develop a strategy to protect their data, assets, technology and networks. “To enhance private sector awareness, we’re arming U.S. companies with information they need to better understand and defend against these threats,” says NCSC Director William Evanina.
The campaign suggests a few essential ways that businesses can strengthen their security practices:
- Review supply chain security
This includes asking the right questions of third-party suppliers/contractors and conducting due diligence
- Safeguard against spear-phishing emails
Train your employees to be aware of phishing emails
- Lock down social media accounts
Hackers use social media platforms to spot, assess and target businesses for attacks
- Understand that your devices will be subject to surveillance or interference when traveling outside the office
WiFi access points can be easily monitored by hackers.
Failing to take these steps can weaken your entire network. If you are unsure how to take these steps, ACE IT Solutions can guide you. We offer a comprehensive suite of customizable cybersecurity services to meet your organization’s specific risk profile and compliance needs. Our cybersecurity program is designed to ensure the security, integrity, and uninterrupted delivery of information so that we can support our clients’ growth objectives.
View the complete list of NCSC awareness materials: here.