Wednesday marks the last day of October, which happened to be National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).
To say that cybersecurity is a major issue at the moment would be an understatement. Whether it's Facebook and Google discovering serious security vulnerabilities, Cathay Pacific suffering a major data breach, or fears of hackers meddling in the 2018 US midterm elections, it's getting harder and harder to ignore the impact of cybersecurity on our day-to-day lives.
We’re always putting out content on how you can keep yourself informed and secure your private data, and October was no exception. So here is a roundup of some highlights you may have missed this month:
On our social media channels, we marked NCSAM with a slate of interesting facts and useful tips that stressed the importance of awareness, responsibility, and strategies to help individuals and businesses alike stay safe online.
We shared an interview Myki co-founder Priscilla Elora had with Coding Blonde about cybersecurity and the best ways to protect yourself online.
We also published a new batch of blog posts on a wide array of topics:
Not all search engines are created equal. Although they’re all meant to serve the same purpose, some tend to gather a little more data than they should about you and the search queries you perform. Luckily, there are search engines out there that do respect your privacy and protect you from lurking eyes.
Cybersecurity is by no means a small or simple domain, and trying to learn more about it can take a lot of effort, and a lot of time (time that we barely have). In this post, we covered 7 of our favorite cybersecurity podcasts, which you can listen to while doing the dishes or on your way to work.
Our lives are stored on digital devices that constantly communicate with each other throughout the day, but just how secure are the connections between our devices? Can you guarantee that your banking information, Facebook conversations, and Google searches aren’t being intercepted by malicious middlemen? We discuss 2 VPN services that help secure, encrypt and even anonymize your online activities.
The aviation industry has had its fair share of cyber attacks this year. We discuss some of the biggest attacks and data breaches on airlines and airports that made headlines.
If there’s anything we can take away from National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it’s that cybersecurity should be a daily obligation for everyone, regardless what month it is; after all, hackers don’t take days off.
That’s why you should do your best to keep up with all the latest cybersecurity news and developments, practice good digital privacy habits, and equip yourself with the right tools to stay protected. A great password manager is an essential one.
One last thing: November is right around the corner, so keep an eye out for a very special Black Friday offer!