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Week 4: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Posted: October 23, 2017

The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers. It is critical that today’s students graduate ready to enter the workforce to fill the vast number of available cybersecurity positions. Week 4 will encourage students and other job seekers to explore cybersecurity careers. Key influences – like parents, teachers, guidance counselors and state and local officials – will learn more about this growing field and how to engage youth in pursuing cybersecurity careers.

Have no fear, Your IT Concierge, Zerofail Southeast, has you covered. We have a team of experts including cybersecurity experts dedicated to securing your network. Cybersecurity is an ongoing process that involves all aspects of your company. Education is the key to reducing data breaches. Phishing scams continue to be one of the main causes of data breaches. Phishing means sending people emails hoping you will click on a hyperlink or open an attachment to infect you and the network. Here are a few recent examples:

  • IRS Phishing Scam: Fake email from tax professional requesting that an insurance form be completed allowing hackers to use information to file false insurance claims or open unauthorized accounts/policies.
  • Facebook Phishing Scam