Expel provides resources to help organizations and individuals practice good cyber hygiene and minimize security risk
Press releases · Cole Finch
Herndon, Va. October 4, 2022 – Expel, the managed security provider that aims to make security easy to understand, use and improve, today announced that it has signed on as a Champion for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022. Founded in 2004, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held each October, is the world’s foremost initiative aimed at promoting cybersecurity awareness and best practices. The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals committed to the Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme of ‘See yourself in cyber.’
“Expel was founded to help advance the cybersecurity industry and help defenders fight the good fight against attackers. I really like Cybersecurity Awareness Month because it’s one way we honor our commitment to the industry,” said Dave Merkel, CEO and co-founder of Expel. “This month is a great opportunity for organizations and individuals to assess their cybersecurity practices and take proactive steps to better protect themselves. All of us at Expel are proud to be Champions of Cybersecurity Awareness Month.”
From mobile to connected home devices, technology has become more intertwined with our lives everyday. And while the evolution of technology moves at the speed of sound, cybercriminals work just as hard to find ways to compromise technology and disrupt personal and business life. Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to highlight some of the emerging challenges that exist in the world of cybersecurity today and provide straightforward actionable guidance that anyone can follow to create a safe and secure digital world for themselves and their loved ones.
This year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s main focal areas revolve around four key fundamental cybersecurity best practices:
- Recognizing and reporting phishing—still one of the primary threat actions used by cybercriminals today.
- Understanding the benefits of using a password manager and dispelling existing myths around password manager security and ease of use.
- Enabling multi-factor authentication on personal devices and business networks.
- Installing updates on a regular basis and turning on automated updates.
To mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022, Expel curated a number of resources to help educate organizations and individuals, and provide them with cybersecurity best practices and information they can use. These resources include:
Expel will post additional resources and information throughout the month on our Cybersecurity Awareness Month webpage here.
Now in its 19th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. Expel is proud to support this far-reaching online safety awareness and education initiative which is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
For more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/. You can also follow and use the official hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media throughout the month.
Expel helps companies of all shapes and sizes minimize business risk. Our technology and people work together to make sense of security signals—with your business in mind—to detect, understand, and fix issues fast. Expel offers managed detection and response (MDR), remediation, phishing, and threat hunting. For more information, visit our website, check out our blog, or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
About Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public-and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resilience of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004, the initiative has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/.
About National Cybersecurity Alliance
The National Cybersecurity Alliance is a non-profit organization on a mission to create a more secure, interconnected world. We advocate for the safe use of all technology and educate everyone on how best to protect ourselves, our families, and our organizations from cybercrime. We create strong partnerships between governments and corporations to amplify our message and to foster a greater “digital” good. National Cybersecurity Alliance’s core efforts include Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyberattacks. For more information, please visit https://staysafeonline.org.