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Cybersecurity Month Serves as Reminder to Take Proactive Steps

 |  November 7, 2022

By: Taylor A. Gast (FosterSwift Biztech Law Blog)

Whether you are the CEO of a big corporation working in the office six days a week or an analyst working remotely from home entering data, everyone is at risk of a cyber-attack. Despite the fact that all organizations, regardless of size, are at risk, few have preventative measures in place, or have even planned for how they would respond in the event of an attack. 

A cyberattack is any type of offensive maneuver employed by individuals or whole organizations that targets computer information systems, infrastructures, computer networks, and/or personal computer devices by various means of malicious acts usually originating from an anonymous source that either steals, alters, or destroys a specified target by hacking into a susceptible system. 

Since 2004, October has been declared as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in an effort to educate and help individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. In addition, the coronavirus pandemic had forced more employees than ever before to work remotely and as a result, an uptick in spoofing and other hacking attempts has continued to be a very real threat…