October is Cyber–Security Awareness Month.

Since 2003 we have taken October to promote the awareness. This is almost two decades of promoting cyber-security awareness and education across America and beyond. We at Fairoaks IT think such observances are worth celebrating. Why? Because knowledge is power and learning about security issues today will help you better protect yourself against future cyber threats tomorrow.

Are you doing cyber-security awareness training? If so, you are among the few! Check out these stats for Human Factor: 85% of data breaches were due to the "human element" (2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon) 43% of employees are "very" or "pretty" certain they have made a mistake at work with security repercussions. (The Psychology of Human Error, Tessian)

Low security awareness among employees is the top barrier for organizations establishing effective defenses. (2021 Cyberthreat Defense Report, CyberEdge Group)

The people domain was the weakest of the 3 domains analyzed (people, process, technology) according in the 2021 Hiscox cyber maturity model, yet funding for training decreased 8% (Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2021, Hiscox)

October 2021

Tom Crossley

This monthly publication provided courtesy of Tom Crossley President of Fairoaks IT

“As a business owner, you don’t have time to waste on technical and security issues. That’s where we shine! Call us and put an end to your IT problems finally and forever!”

- Tom Crossley