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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 Comes to a Close

As we’ve discussed throughout National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, there are plenty of threats and ways cybercrooks can disrupt your personal computer needs as well as your companywide endeavors. Week 3 of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (week of Oct. 19) focused on the impact cybercrime has on the healthcare industry – a business segment at the forefront of everyone’s minds as well collectively deal with a worldwide pandemic.

The healthcare industry relies increasingly on Internet -connected devices and solutions to improve patient care, organizational efficiency, speed of crisis response and more. The emergence of telemedicine, digital health records, online medical devices, patient wellness apps and an increasing amount of third parties entering the health supply chain has created many benefits. However, it also has exposed the healthcare industry to vulnerabilities that cybercriminals can exploit.

This past week represented the final week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020, and the focus was on the future of Internet-connected devices. NCSAM explored how technological innovations like 5G will impact consumers’ and businesses’ online experiences. For example, 5G will create faster speeds and data transmission, as well as larger attack surfaces for cybercriminals.

NCSAM also reviewed how people and infrastructure can adapt to the continuous evolution of Internet-connected devices in the future. It is not only necessary to safeguard personal devices, but all the devices we interact with.

Let an expert like 2W Tech help you. Contact us today if you need help with your IT security strategy and ongoing protection plan. The sooner your business follows these cybersecurity best practices, the sooner you can rest easy that your business is protected.

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