When October rolls around, many remember the trick or treat — the annual Halloween tradition where you roam the community, disguised as someone or something else, demanding treats while threatening mischief. For security and risk professionals like me, it’s easy to see the parallels between Halloween and protecting our businesses and customers from cyber threats. However, when someone knocks on the door
door, it’s much less cute and fun.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a time to remind people of cybersecurity threats and the best practices that can protect you, your loved ones, and your business from them. According to the World Economic Forum, 95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error, and the vast majority of cybercrimes involve attackers impersonating someone or something else in an attempt to trick their target into ‘she gives them their data, their passwords or their money. Sound familiar?