National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019

This year’s theme is “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” FTI Cybersecurity will promote cybersecurity awareness and safety for all organizations and individuals through tips, articles, and events each week.

Week 1 | October 1 – 4 | Own IT

#BeCyberSmart Tip of the Week

Enable two-factor authentication as an extra level of security for all of your social media accounts. Retweet us.

Article of the Week

With employees depending heavily on their mobile devices to accomplish business goals, the need to keep those devices secure is imperative. In this FTI Journal article, David Dunn and Jonathan Snyder present best practices for securing your mobile device. Read the article here.

Events and Speaking Engagements

  • eNCA Interview, October 1: Jordan Rae Kelly provided commentary on the cybersecurity global threat landscape in a TV interview with eNCA in South Africa. Watch the full interview here.
  • SAfm Interview, October 2: Jordan Rae Kelly spoke about cybersecurity and how governments are building resiliency today and where gaps still remain. Listen to the full interview here.
  • CNBC Africa, October 2: Jordan Rae Kelly spoke about why cyber crime remains a top concern for businesses in South Africa in a TV interview with CNBC Africa. Watch the full interview here.
  • Invest Africa Breakfast Seminar, October 3: Jordan Rae Kelly discussed how to best respond and build resilience to cyber breaches in the digital age.

Week 2 | October 7 – 11 | Secure IT

#BeCyberSmart Tip of the Week

Keep your software, including your mobile & computer operating systems, up-to-date. Always install updates as soon as they are available to ensure your devices are secure as possible. Retweet us.

Article of the Week

The old adage “you’re only as strong as your weakest link” is spot-on when it comes to safeguarding your computer systems from cyber attack. In this FTI Journal article, FTI Cybersecurity’s Jordan Rae Kelly and Angjelo Marku present best practices for fortifying basic barriers that secure your most sensitive data. Read the article here.

Week 3 | October 14 – 18 | Protect IT

#BeCyberSmart Tip of the Week

Block webcams with webcam covers to prevent threat actors from spying on you with custom malware that can enable your webcam to take photos or record videos without your knowledge. Retweet us.

Article of the Week

Whether at home or in public, the Wi-Fi connection may leave a window open for nefarious actors to climb inside your digital life. In this FTI Journal article, FTI Cybersecurity’s Ron Yearwood and Dave Best present best practices for protecting your wireless connection. Read the article here.

Week 4 | October 21 – 25 | Ask the Expert

#BeCyberSmart Tip of the Week

If you collect it, protect it. Any data your business collects, including customer and employee information, must be safely stored and protected. Retweet us.

Article of the Week

Companies once handled many operations such as accounting, benefits, and IT in-house. But with the increased complexity and sophistication of the business world, companies are now outsourcing many of these duties to third-party vendors to realize efficiencies and cost savings. With this trend comes a great deal of implicit trust. And risk. In this FTI Journal article, Global Head of Cybersecurity, Anthony J. Ferrante, answers the question every organization must confront as the risk of a cyber attack grows. Read the article here.

Week 5 | October 28 – 31 | #CyberAware

#BeCyberSmart Tip of the Week

Regularly back up important data & photos to an offline storage device to ensure your personal data is preserved in the event of a compromise or if your device is lost, stolen, or damaged. Retweet us.