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Gary Hibberd


Welcome to Cyber Awareness Month at Cyberfort!

In a world increasingly dependent on technology, cybersecurity has never been more critical. Cyber threats are evolving, becoming more sophisticated, and targeting individuals and organisations alike. As we embark on this month-long journey of cyber awareness, let’s explore the essential principles that keep you, your organisation and digital assets safe.

Why is Cybersecurity Important?

At Cyberfort, we recognise the paramount importance of cybersecurity in ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of our digital resources. Here’s why it’s a top priority:

  1. Data Protection: We store and manage sensitive data, including client information and proprietary business data. Cybersecurity is crucial for protecting this valuable information.

  2. Operational Continuity: Cyberattacks can disrupt our daily operations, resulting in financial losses and a negative impact on our reputation. Maintaining business continuity is essential.

  3. Compliance and Trust: We are committed to complying with industry regulations and building trust with our clients and partners. Effective cybersecurity is fundamental to maintaining this trust.

Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats

To defend against cyber threats effectively, it’s essential to understand the specific risks we face. Here are the top five cybersecurity threats that concern us:

  1. Phishing Attacks: Cybercriminals often use deceptive emails to trick employees into revealing sensitive information or downloading malicious software.

  2. Malware Infections: Malicious software, such as viruses and ransomware, can infiltrate our systems, steal data, or disrupt our operations.

  3. Weak Passwords: Using weak or easily guessable passwords makes it easier for attackers to gain unauthorised access to our accounts and systems.

  4. Outdated Software: Failing to keep our software and systems up to date can leave vulnerabilities that cyber attackers exploit.

  5. Social Engineering: Attackers may manipulate employees into divulging confidential information through psychological tactics or deceit.

Cybersecurity Best Practices

Now that we’ve identified the threats, let’s explore some fundamental cybersecurity best practices that all Cyberfort employees should follow:

  1. Strong Passwords: Create and use strong, unique passwords for all accounts and consider using a password manager.

  2. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): MFA adds an extra layer of security to your accounts. It typically involves something you know (your password) and something you have (like a mobile app or a physical security token). Always enable MFA when available for your accounts. 

  3. Software Updates: Keep your software, applications, and devices up to date to patch security vulnerabilities.

  4. Email Vigilance: Be cautious when opening emails, especially from unknown senders. Avoid clicking on suspicious links or downloading attachments.

  5. Regular Backups: Back up critical data regularly to a secure, offline location to prevent data loss in case of an attack.

  6. Employee Training: Cyberfort is committed to providing cybersecurity training to employees to increase awareness and knowledge.

  7. Firewalls and Antivirus Software: Install and regularly update firewalls and antivirus software to protect your devices.


At Cyberfort, cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. By understanding these basics and adopting best practices, we can collectively reduce the risk of falling victim to cyber threats. Throughout Cyber Awareness Month, we will delve deeper into specific cybersecurity topics and strategies to help us stay secure in our digital world. Stay tuned, stay vigilant, and stay secure!

Remember, your vigilance can help protect both your personal and professional digital spaces.

Stay safe, and let’s make this Cyber Awareness Month a proactive step towards a more secure digital world.

Contact us today if you have any questions about your organisation’s cybersecurity.