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Cyber Security Awareness Month 2023

October 1, 2023

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Cyber Security Awareness Month 2023: Secure Our World | Importance, Evolution, and More.

Welcome to Cyber Security Awareness Month 2023 !

October is celebrated as Cybersecurity Awareness Month across the globe. The aim of this annual campaign is to spread awareness about best practices for staying secure online.

20th Cyber Security Awareness  month Theme of the year 2023

This is the 20th Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the theme is “Secure Our World”. 

What is Cyber Security?

Protection of digital systems connected.

Who is the father of cyber security?

Bob Thomas is the father of Cyber Security.

What are the main objectives of cyber security?

Dedicating a whole month to cybersecurity is well deserved as there are 4,000 successful cyber-attacks registered every day.

Elements of Cyber Security

  • Application security
  • Information or data security
  • Network security
  • Disaster recovery/business continuity planning
  • Operational security
  • Cloud security
  • Critical infrastructure security
  • Physical security
  • End-user education

Some Facts about Cyber Security

  1. Data Breaches in the U.S. Cost Twice as Much as the Global Average
  2. More than 1 Billion Malware Programs Exist
  3. The Cloud Is More Vulnerable Than You Think
  4. Human Error Accounts for 95% of Cyber Attacks
  5. The FBI is Tracking Cyber Events 24/7
  6. Email Scams Are Among the Most Financially Damaging Online Crimes
  7. Phishing Remains the #1 Type of Cybercrime
  8. Micro, Small and Medium Businesses Are Vulnerable Too
  9. Even the White House has Issued a Warning Against Cyber Threats
  10. Cybersecurity Training is an Effective Defense Against Attacks

Importance of Cyber Security: Needs, Advantages & Disadvantages:

Needs of Cyber Security:

  • Protection against Cyber Threats: malware, viruses, ransomware, phishing attacks
  • Data Privacy:  personal data, financial records, and intellectual property etc.
  • Compliance and Regulations: PCI DSS, GDPR, HIPPA , TSC SOC2, ISO 27001 etc.
  • Business Continuity: Data breach, Security incident  & Operation downtime.
  • Protection of Reputation:  Organization’s reputation, Brand Value & Customer trust. 

Advantages of Cyber Security:

  • Protection of Assets: Digital data, intellectual property, and software, from theft or damage.
  • Prevention of Financial Loss: Stolen assets, legal fines, and the cost of incident recovery
  • Maintaining Customer Trust: Demonstrating & maintaining trust with customers and partners.
  • Compliance: Ensures legal compliance and mitigates the risk of penalties.
  • Business Growth: Competitive advantage by assuring customers and partners data safety.

Disadvantages of Inadequate Cyber Security:

  • Data Breaches: Loss of sensitive information, legal liabilities, and damage to reputation.
  • Financial Loss: Costs of incident response, regulatory fines, and legal fees.
  • Operational Disruption: Downtime, lost productivity, and damaged customer relationships.
  • Loss of Trust: Erode customer trust, loss of business & damage to an organization’s brand.
  • Legal Consequences: Measures & legal consequences, such as fines and lawsuits.

Cybersecurity Evolution & timeline

  • 1960s: Birth of Hacking
  • 1970s: Pioneering Exploits
  • 1980s: Malware and Viruses
  • 1990s: Internet Commercialization
  • 2000s: Cybersecurity Industry
  • 2010s: Advanced Persistent Threats
  • 2020s: NextGen Challenges

10 Commandments of Cyber Security:

  1. Strong Passwords
  2. Regular Updates
  3. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  4. Data Encryption
  5. User Training
  6. Incident Response Plan
  7. Network Security
  8. Regular Backups
  9. Vendor Security
  10. Continuous Monitoring

 

🎉 Double Celebration xIoTz Private Limited 🎉

Today marks a double celebration as we wish a happy birthday to Aradhana Rai. It’s a fitting coincidence, as xIoTz is at the forefront of revolutionizing the cybersecurity industry.

We xIoTz’ians kickstart cybersecurityawarenessmonth 2023 with the Birthday celebration of Aradhana Rai, the visionary #founder and thought #leader of xIoTz Private Limited.

 

Today marks a special day at xIoTz Private Limited the winner of nationaltechnologyawards led by Aradhana Rai. Being a trailblazer in the field of cybersecurity has not only given life to xIoTz but has also contributed significantly to the ever-evolving landscape of digital security.

xIoTz, a groundbreaking indigenous cybersecurity startup incubated at “Cybersecurity and Cyber Security of Cyber-physical Systems, the Cybersecurity Technology Innovation Hub at IITKanpur. & accelerated by the #NCoE#DSCI#NASSCOM, has garnered significant recognition.

xIoTz Unified Cyber Assurance platform, which integrates Network (NOC), Security (SOC), and Threat (TOC) Operation Centre, features 30+ built-in security products that have been making waves in the cybersecurity realm. This innovation has earned xIoTz the prestigious Indian Navy DISC 9 Challenge and Their dedication to innovation and excellence has earned the National Technology Awards 2023 for the Unified Cyber Assurance platform.

As we celebrate Aradhana Rai’s birthday 🎂 , let us also acknowledge the invaluable contributions of xIoTz to the cybersecurity landscape. This Cybersecurity Month, let’s renew our commitment to safeguarding the digital realm, inspired by the vision and dedication of Aradhana Rai and the innovative solutions provided by xIoTz.

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