How to use Data Privacy Day to strengthen your cyber posture and resilience
Sunday, September 28 is Data Privacy, first adopted and acknowledged in the U.S in 2008.
The goal of Data Privacy Day is to spread awareness about online privacy for individuals as well as organizations.
Unfortunately, we have seen too many recent examples where third-party vendors that store and transfer data are hit with cyber attacks for that data because it makes them a high-value target.
In 2023, we saw the MOVEit file transfer data breach, and another data breach that has been labeled the mother of all breaches (MOAB) that reportedly contains over 26 billion records from commonly used sites including social media, Dropbox, Adobe and more. When it comes to data breaches, keep in mind that you should always change your passwords if you know the organization has suffered a breach, threat actors with leaked data may hold onto it for a long time and sell it, and any of these breaches could prompt a wave of credential stuffing attacks.
In light of this instance and Data Privacy Day, here are some important reminders that all individuals should follow that are critical to your cyber posture and resilience as an organization
- Implement good password policies to create strong passwords as an organization
- Utilize multifactor authentication to guard against compromised logins
- Patch all software as safe updates are deployed and made available
- Install network firewalls and check for proper firewall setup
In our most recent webinar, Lessons Learned From 2023’s Cyber Worst, our cyber experts talked about third-party vendors and supply chain attacks and the importance of asking your vendors and any services you use what they are doing for cybersecurity, as these services are high-value targets for cyber threat actors.
Watch the full clip above for more insights from our team and talk as an organization about what you’re doing about securing your data and network against cyber threats. You can watch the full webinar on demand for free to hear more about the lessons learned from our team of experts from 2023 cyber attacks.