October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) co-lead NCSAM, and this year, EPIC’s National Cyber Practice is excited to join the campaign! Together, let’s increase our Nation’s resiliency against cyber threats.

Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

This year’s theme is OWN IT. SECURE IT. PROTECT IT. Through this theme, NCSAM will spend October emphasizing the role each individual plays in online safety. The campaign will also stress the importance of taking proactive steps toward enhancing cybersecurity at home and in the workplace.

EPIC’s National Cyber Practice is here to make sure we use this month to capture everything you need to know from a cyber risk management and insurance coverage perspective.

Unfortunately, cyber-attacks are the new norm. The threat of attack transcends company size, geography and industry – all organizations (and all individuals) are vulnerable. The best defense is a great offense. Here’s a quick overview of our team’s key takeaways.

Own IT:

The definition of computer system or computer network is the heart and soul of your cyber insurance policy.

Make sure this definition is broad enough to capture both company-owned AND employee-owned devices.

Secure IT:

One way an organization can protect itself against cyber-attacks is by assessing the strength of security features on devices and software they use most frequently. Cyber insurance can be instrumental in helping organizations conduct this kind of assessment.

The very act of applying for cyber insurance will force the organization to assess all aspects of its network security controls and practices.

Protect IT:

Implementing network security defenses, incident response plans, and employee training are all essential elements to protecting your organization against cyber-attacks. Unfortunately, strong network defenses are not enough.

Comprehensive stand-alone cyber insurance will help protect an organization’s balance sheet by transferring some of the costs associated with the inevitable breach.

Reach out to the EPIC Cyber Team for assistance in helping your organization #BeCyberSmart!

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Join us in sharing this year’s message to Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

If you have any questions about our cybersecurity insurance program or want to learn more about what we offer, let’s connect.