The Importance of Prioritizing Cybersecurity - Not Just in October

Originally published October 11, 2018

Between January 2005 and April 2018, there have been more than 8,000 recorded breaches, with the number growing every day. With the recent Facebook network breach exposing over 50 million records, we are reminded just how devastating a data breach can be.

The month of October is officially set aside as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the theme for the holiday emphasizes the importance of "Stop. Think. Connect." The message encourages individuals to take security and safety measures, understand the consequences of their behaviors online and to enjoy the benefits of online connection.

Several technology leaders have reflected below on the necessity of an IT security team, and the importance of building a strong cybersecurity strategy throughout the year.

"My advice this National Cyber Security Month is to recommit to trusted security practices while adopting new approaches that leverage wireless, software-defined and cloud technologies. This is especially important as we move into the era of the Connected Enterprise and the need for more agile and pervasive networks," said Todd Kelly, chief security officer, Cradlepoint.

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