cyber-awareness-monthIt is October again, and that means that it is a better time than ever to set aside some time to gather the relevant troops inside your organization to evaluate your information security posture – because October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Since its inception in 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA, a non-profit organization).

What can you and your organization do to leverage cyber security awareness activities and resources for your security awareness program? For starters, it is a great time to take opportunity to get some free airtime within your organization to discuss concerns, successes, spending and strategies to adopt moving forward.

More importantly, however, is to ensure that your security efforts are continuously and rigorously tested for security vulnerabilities, be they vulnerabilities in your perimeter network assets, or your mission-critical web applications.

Sign up for a free Acunetix Online Vulnerability Scanner account and run a network and web application scan on your perimeter network assets and web applications today!

Ian Muscat

Ian Muscat used to be a technical resource and speaker for Acunetix. More recently, his work centers around cloud security and phishing simulation.