Cybersecurity Awareness Month - October 2022 - Resources

Author: Craig Pollack Date: Oct 01, 2022 Topics: General Business Owner Blogs, Cybersecurity

OCybersecurity Awareness Month Logoctober is Cybersecurity Awareness Month - a whole month dedicated to improving our cybersecurity posture and controls.  Now in its 19th year, it's meant to be a collaboration between government and private industry to raise awareness about digital security and empower everyone to protect their personal data from digital forms of crime.

Did you know...

✓ 30,000 websites are hacked daily and 64% of companies have experienced at least one form of a cyberattack. (Source: TechJury) ✓ The average ransom payment is $111,605, up 33% from the last quarter of 2019. (Source: Coveware) ✓ The number of data records exposed in Q1 2020 was 8.4 billion — a 273% increase compared to first quarter of 2019. (Source: Iomart)

While most of the cybersecurity news articles are about massive data breaches and hackers, it can seem overwhelming and feel like you’re powerless against it. But Cybersecurity Awareness Month reminds everyone that there are all kinds of ways to keep your data protected. It can make a huge difference even by practicing the basics of cybersecurity.

“The adage is true that security systems have to win every time, while the attacker only has to win once!”

To this end, we've put together these resources to help you improve your cybersecurity standing...




national cybersecurity alliance

industry reports


Check back as we'll be updating these resources throughout the month of October.

Also, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, or send me an email if you have any questions or wish to discuss this critical topic in more detail.


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Craig Pollack

Craig Pollack

Craig is the Founder & CEO of FPA Technology Services, Inc. Craig provides the strategy and direction for FPA, ensuring its clients, business owners, and key decision makers leverage technology as efficiently and effectively as possible. With over 30 years of experience building the preeminent IT Service Provider in the Southern California area, Craig is one of the area’s leading authorities on how small to mid-sized businesses can best leverage and secure their technology to achieve their business objectives.