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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Do Your Part, Be Cyber Smart

The Internet touches almost all aspects of our daily lives. Now more than ever, we are spending increasing amounts of time online and connecting more devices to the Internet, making our cyber space safety and security even more important.

The lifeline systems we rely on daily are also increasingly connected to the Internet, making them more vulnerable to risks from cyberattacks. Despite significant and continued progress by infrastructure operators in the energy, water, communications, transportation, and other critical sectors to harden their systems, our adversaries are seeking to exploit this connectivity to carry out disruptive attacks.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), providing all of us an opportunity to stop and think about our virtual presence and how we can better protect ourselves and our businesses online. This year’s campaign theme is Do Your Part: Be Cyber Smart and throughout the month, the Hagerty Cyber Team will be sharing some best practices and tips we have learned supporting our clients as they prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against cyber threats.

In 2017, Hagerty developed our Cyber Nexus Approach (CNA) — a programmatic approach to cyber incident management that conforms with national best practices and standards and harnesses the key expertise of critical stakeholders.

Information Technology Team

CNA is a framework for public and private sector organizations and companies responsible for building a cybersecurity program that empowers its users by ringing key cybersecurity stakeholders together to bridge knowledge gaps; and facilitating information-sharing and collaboration across areas of expertise while enabling each stakeholder to perform the tasks they do best.

By incorporating new stakeholders into what are conventionally considered information technology (IT) activities and exposing emergency managers to a novel approach to cybersecurity program management, CNA dissolves boundaries of individual roles to expand the responsibility of cyber preparedness across disciplines within an organization or jurisdiction and provides a collaborative and task-oriented framework to unify efforts across unique areas of expertise (such as management and technical support or emergency management and IT).

Meet the Hagerty Cyber Team!

To learn more about how Hagerty can help your organization visit cyberthreatready.com.