Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 2021

Cybersecurity Education

Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and how much end-users know about the cybersecurity threats their networks face, the risks they introduce and mitigating security best practices to guide behavior. Syntax has developed a month-long educational series with free downloadable content to help guide your enterprise through the complexities of cybersecurity including data breaches, endpoint security, phishing, ransomware, ERP security and developing a security budget to support your organization.

Week 1

Week of October 4

Data Breaches, Endpoint Security, and Phishing

What You Should Know About Endpoint Security

Cyberattacks are hitting companies with increasing hardness as cybercriminals become more professional with their attacks. Find out why now is the time to employ new, modern security solutions and how they make it possible to identify risks earlier and increase your company’s security.

In this guide, you’ll learn why old security solutions are obsolete, how to block malware in real-time, and the importance of exchanging security information at a centralized location.

Secure Your ERP Systems & Workplace from Cybersecurity Threats

Today, businesses everywhere face more security threats than ever before. Year over year, security breaches are increasing by over 60%. 80% of all U.S. companies have been breached.

This video reveals that companies don’t know hackers are inside, that your ERP systems don’t protect you out of the box, and that legacy anti-virus products don’t keep you safe anymore.

Why and How to Block Security Breaches at the Endpoint

Even though most companies understand the need to defend the enterprise against malware, it is clear that some technologies cannot provide sufficient protection.

In this guide, you’ll learn how organizations can put the right security tools in place and partner with a managed services provider (MSP) to provide missing expertise and oversight, enabling better safeguard endpoints against malware infections

IDPS Configuration Checklist

More organizations are using intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) to reduce their risk of a data breach and comply with regulations. However, these systems can be finicky.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to complete the configuration process and to ensure that your IDPS continuously protects your organization.

Week 2

Week of October 11

Security Budget

How to Not to Squander Your Security Budget

Organization amass giant arsenals of preventative tools and blast away when battling cybercriminals, without putting in place a coherent strategy for what they are trying to do. The result in billions of dollars in waster cybersecurity spending each year.

In this guide, you’ll learn the correct approach to cybersecurity, how to conduct a risk assessment, and how to adequately spend money to best accomplish security goals.

The Biggest Misconception About Securing Your Mission-Critical ERP System

What’s the biggest misconception about ERP security? Assuming they are secure. Many enterprises believe that an ERP protects them out of the box. But this isn’t true. While ERP is critical for helping businesses run, it expects you to handle your security. For example, you still need to perform ongoing maintenance and patch your operating systems.

In this video, hear from Syntax’s Chief Technology Officer of the Americas, Mike Rulf shares his thoughts about the biggest misconception about securing ERP systems.

The Ultimate Guide to Enterprise IT Security [eBook]

Businesses face more security risks and threats than ever before. As companies expand their IT environments across both clouds and legacy systems, their attack surface expands significantly. Meanwhile, the proliferation of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices has provided cyber criminals with new entrance points.

This guide showcases best practices on how to minimize your security risks while freeing your internal team to focus on innovation.

State of Cybersecurity in 2021 Cybersecurity Executive Exchange

Cybercriminal organizations are going straight to your mission-critical ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle E-Business Suite, and JD Edwards when they break into your network. They can make millions of dollars from one attack. It’s no longer a question of “if” but “when” your company will be attacked. Are you ready? With the rise of ransomware attacks that can take enterprises completely down on a Sunday morning, cybersecurity is more important than ever.

How Companies Squander their IDPS Investments

It’s clear that intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) can be an important component of an organization’s multilayered security strategy, providing insight that access prevention devices at the perimeter can’t deliver.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to evaluate different cybersecurity operations, how to correctly implement IDPS, and how to decrease your company’s chance of a security breach.

10 Questions to Determine if Your IDPS is Set Up Properly

It takes an average of 191 days for a company to detect a breach. If you don’t catch intrusions before or as they happen, cybercriminals can spend months siphoning away at your data. The longer hackers spend on your network, the harder it is to repair the damage.

As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, it’s getting harder to prevent breaches. It’s not a matter of if you will be attacked, but when and how often.

Week 3

Week of October 18

New Challenges from Ransomware

How to Defend Your Company Against the Surge of Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware is surging. With the global pandemic shifting record numbers of employees to remote work and inherently more permissive virtual private network (VPN) access policies, cyber adversaries are not letting a good global crisis go to waste. In this guide, you’ll discover how to best defend your company against the surge of ransomware attacks.

Secure Your ERP Systems & Workplace from Cybersecurity Threats with Syntax

Today, businesses everywhere face more security threats than ever before. Year over year, security breaches are increasing by over 60% and 80% of all U.S. companies have been breached. Many have no idea the hackers are inside. Your ERP systems don’t protect you out of the box. And legacy anti-virus products don’t keep you safe anymore. That’s why many are turning to Syntax.

Public Cloud Goes Rogue: How to Reduce Your Shadow IT Risks Whitepaper

Enterprises use more than 1,200 cloud services. More than 98 percent of them are shadow IT. When employees purchase public cloud services without permission, the costs circle back to IT. These expenses include Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and public clouds, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud. Download this guide to learn to see four examples of what can happen when shadow IT goes unchecked and the three steps you should take to reduce your company’s rogue public cloud risks.

How to Succesfully Combat Ransomware Attacks Webinar

With more people working remotely in 2020 due to the global pandemic, ransomware attacks have increased 715% year over year. Ransomware—a type of malicious software or malware that prohibits you from accessing files, apps, and/or networks unless you pay a handsome ransom—is on the rise and getting more dangerous. The FBI reports that ransomware is one of the fastest growing threats. Cyber criminals can make thousands or even millions of dollars from one attack on an enterprise. With hackers becoming more sophisticated and targeted, how do you protect yourself from a ransomware attack?