Week of October 26 (Week Four): The Future of Connected Devices
As the number of Internet-connected devices continues to increase, more networks will be sharing increased amounts of personal or sensitive data. Cisco estimates show that the average person will own at least 15 connected devices by the year 2030 and that the number of Internet-connected devices will be more than three times the global population by 2023.
The final week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is all about the future of connected devices. This week will look at how technological innovations, such as 5G, might impact consumers’ and business’ online experiences (e.g. faster speeds and data transmission, larger attack surface for hackers), as well as how people/infrastructure can adapt to the continuous evolution of the connected devices moving forward.
No matter what the future holds, however, every user needs to be empowered to do their part.
View resources by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
2020 Election Security Resources
#PROTECT2020 is a national call to action initiated by the CISA to enhance the integrity and resilience of the Nation’s election infrastructure, and ensure the confidentiality, truthfulness, and accuracy of the free and fair elections necessary for the American way of life.
Phishing Awareness Kit
Are your end users protected from dangerous phishing attacks? To help you protect them, Proofpoint is offering a free Phishing Awareness Kit. This helpful kit gives you the tools you need to engage your users and turn them into a strong line of defense against phishing attacks and other cyber threats.
Cybersecurity Tips from Norton (see below links)
Norton shares tips and advice for living more securely in a connected world, securing your child’s devices, and risky behaviors you should stop right now.
Public Wi-Fi Security Awareness Episode
The eighth Security Awareness episode from Adobe, NCSA and Speechless is here! Public Wi-Fi is not secure and can put your device and data at risk. Learn more in the final episode of the Security Awareness series.