Looking Back on Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Week 4 — Cybersecurity First
The cybersecurity climate is getting hotter — put #CybersecurityFirst.
As we wrap up Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’d like to thank CISA & NCSA for highlighting the importance of cyber safety. As cyber weather continues to change — with attacks increasing in frequency and sophistication across the board — we must put #CybersecurityFirst.
Ease is Sexier Than Security (If You're Not a Cybersecurity Whiz)
Software innovations that are geared toward making life easier often supplant innovations that make tech safer. We get it: The greener pastures of the digital world are enticing and life-changing. Online grocery shopping with free delivery? Direct deposits? Move all data to the cloud to free up space? Yes, please! But we must also make sure that personal information isn’t exposed online — and that data stored in the cloud is secure.
While nobody would suggest slowing down technological innovation to play catch up on security — or pressing pause on the modern conveniences that many of us could not imagine living without — the cybersecurity industry, software companies, and regulatory agencies must up their game to keep pace with unprecedented productivity and growth.
Be Part of Cybersecurity Innovations — Consider These Simple Solutions:
Security Development Lifecycle (SDL): Adopt security principles and privacy tenets into every stage of product development. According to Intel, “The goal is to ensure that security is considered at all stages and that controls and protections are woven throughout development rather than tacked on after the fact.”
Cloud Security: New technologies and a robust cybersecurity workforce to secure the cloud is in high demand. New solutions must be developed to cover bigger, more interconnected attack surfaces.
Get Patched Up: If you’ve been delaying your patches, consider automated patch management solutions. Prevent attacks by patching early and often.
Test Before You Download: Most of us are moving so fast, we’re quick to download before we test. But a small investment of time today avoids a headache later. With CodeHunter, it’s simple — you can run tests in mere minutes.
We’ve been highlighting advice from the CodeHunter team all month on how you can stop cyber criminals before they strike. This week, we’re focusing on automated patch management.
If you’re not patched up, you’re at risk — put #CybersecurityFirst and save yourself the trouble later.
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