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Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart

In these COVID-19 times, people of all walks of life are doing more on the internet than ever before — often from home. And that provides greater opportunities for cybercriminals to launch creative, targeted cyberattacks that can affect the privacy and security of information valuable to individuals, organizations, and the Federal government.

Govplace is proud to participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a joint effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Now in its 17th year, NCSAM continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.

“If you connect it, protect it.”

This year, NCSAM is encouraging individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. If you have devices connected to the internet, each of those devices should be protected and secured — whether the device is at home, at work, in your car, or in your pocket.

Every individual can do their part to #BeCyberSmart by adopting positive, lasting cybersecurity habits. Here are a few important focus areas:

Cybersecurity at Work

  • Handle and protect business information as if it were your own personal information.
  • Create complex passwords that are difficult to guess.
  • Enable automatic updates to protect against the latest vulnerabilities.
  • Be mindful of what you post on social media.

Multi-factor Authentication

  • Apply multi-factor authentication to your accounts ASAP!
  • Utilize an additional method of authentication beyond username and password.
  • Examples include:

    • Smart Token or App
    • SMS Code, Phone Call, or Email Link
    • Smart Card

Phishing

  • Avoid responding to unknown senders or clicking on links.
  • Reach out directly to the individual, company, or organization to verify the authenticity of the communication received.
  • Consider using a password manager to generate and remember unique, complex passwords for all of your accounts.

At Govplace, We’re Doing Our Part!

Cybersecurity is one of Govplace’s key areas of expertise. Beyond promoting #BeCyberSmart and NCSAM for our own employees, we work every day with our federal agency customers to provide best of breed cybersecurity tools, products, and expert integration services to ensure the safety and security of mission critical systems and data. Our in-house cybersecurity specialists stay current with the ever-evolving federal requirements for enhanced security and compliance, so that Govplace is ready to assist customers in finding and implementing the most appropriate and cost-effective cybersecurity technologies and solutions. We’re doing our part to help our customers #BeCyberSmart across their organizations.

For more information on our cybersecurity offerings, email us at sales@govplace.com or call 571-429-5190.