Attention! October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This is not a drill. For the past 16 years, the government and businesses have collaborated to support cybersecurity awareness for enterprises and consumers. As an IT company, this month fits you about as well as Wine Wednesday fits any worn-down parent trying to do it all.  The only question is: what are you doing to capitalize on it?  We shared a few suggestions and our planned ARRC campaign in our recent webinar. Here are a few highlights.

Social Media

This is your perfect opportunity to dust off that Facebook page and begin posting regularly. If you’re already posting regularly (that means at least three times a week), take this as a small gift of content packaged up neatly for you. You can include:

  • Tips about how to be more secure online. Make sure you focus on tips that are relevant to businesses, not just home users. This includes things like password tips, but also not using consumer-grade hardware as a screen door into your business.
  • Links to articles about the latest breaches. It’s best to bring people back to your site, but it’s not the end of the world if you point them out to read an educated article on a recent breach.
  • Harrowing statistics about what it’s like to be a small business in this cybersecurity environment i.e. over 60% of small businesses close their doors after they’ve been attacked or over 50% of small businesses report being breached last year.
  • Relevant hashtags that tie to Cybersecurity Awareness Month will bring greater awareness to your posts. The official hasht