Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Protect Content with FileCloud

October 25, 2023

This is our first blog post covering Cybersecurity Awareness Month – stay tuned for our follow-up blog post that reviews FileCloud’s Top 10 Features to Ease Cybersecurity Anxieties. October is a month many people associate with Oktoberfest and Halloween, fall foliage viewing, and the onset of winter weather. The month also hosts celebratory gems such […]

This is our first blog post covering Cybersecurity Awareness Month – stay tuned for our follow-up blog post that reviews FileCloud’s Top 10 Features to Ease Cybersecurity Anxieties.

October is a month many people associate with Oktoberfest and Halloween, fall foliage viewing, and the onset of winter weather. The month also hosts celebratory gems such as World Octopus Day, Global Handwashing Day, and Make a Difference Day, as well as awareness campaigns such as Bat Appreciation Month and National Book Month!

One awareness campaign FileCloud is happy to support is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! This campaign reminds us all (individuals and organizations alike) to take proactive measures to protect our sensitive information.


The Importance of Cybersecurity

The need for robust cybersecurity measures has increased exponentially in our modern digital age. Enterprises and organizations rely heavily on data and technology. On the other side of the coin, malicious actors have devised insidious methods and tools to carry out digital crime targeting this data.

In December 2022, Cybersecurity Ventures published their Official Cybercrime Report, which forecast

that the cost of global cybercrime damages would total USD 8 trillion in 2023 alone.  “If it were measured as a country, then cybercrime would be the world’s third largest economy after the U.S. and China.” Over the next three years, Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that these costs will grow by 15% per year, reaching USD 10.5 trillion by 2025.

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What is Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

This October is the 20th Cybersecurity Awareness Month since it was established by Congress and President of the United States in 2004. This campaign is now a global initiative, with partnerships between public and private sector organizations to promote cybersecurity best practices that help people stay safe online.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) collaborates with the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) to produce the Resources and Partner Toolkit. Organizations can leverage this toolkit to initiate conversations around cybersecurity practices with employees and customers.

The toolkit provides educational resources covering various cybersecurity threats, including phishing attacks, malware, ransomware, and data breaches, along with tips to safeguard against these threats. The toolkit lists four key behaviors that can help strengthen security postures:

  1. Create strong passwords and use a password manager.
  2. Turn on multi-factor authentication.
  3. Recognize and report phishing attempts.
  4. Update software promptly.


Cybersecurity Awareness by FileCloud

FileCloud is an enterprise-grade file sharing, content collaboration, and data governance solution for private- and public-sector organizations around the world. Admins and end-users alike can leverage FileCloud to facilitate business use cases, including:

Organizations are empowered to carry out essential processes and operations, all while keeping sensitive data secure, even beyond the network infrastructure. FileCloud enables businesses to extend cybersecurity best practices not only to their internal network, but also to external collaborators, partners, vendors, and end clients.


FileCloud’s Cybersecurity Resources

The team at FileCloud knows that a hyper-secure platform needs more than powerful features and tools – it also needs to empower users with knowledge and context, so they can maximize the cybersecurity potential of their FileCloud deployment.

This is why FileCloud invests in an on-demand and ever-growing resource library, a best-in-class customer support team, and strategic partnerships to broaden cybersecurity offerings.

Security White Papers

FileCloud publishes whitepapers and research reports that delve into cybersecurity trends, compliance regulations, and industry-specific challenges. These documents offer a comprehensive understanding of the evolving threat landscape and provide actionable recommendations to help businesses stay ahead of cybercriminals.

These resources outline how organizations can leverage FileCloud’s hyper-secure environment to safeguard digital assets from cyber threats. From topics like Zero Trust to data governance, FileCloud has the answers enterprises need to develop cybersecurity strategies.

Check out FileCloud’s Resource Library!

Compliance White Papers & Checklists

The resource library delves into more than cybersecurity trends and best practices. FileCloud also offers a vast array of templates, checklists, and guidelines to help organizations connect security policies and incident response plans with compliance objectives. These practical resources help organizations configure FileCloud to fortify their defenses against cyber threats.

Read our latest compliance white papers!

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FileCloud Documentation

FileCloud provides comprehensive documentation on both the Admin and User portals, ensuring that everyone can participate in security best practices. From configuration and rollout to daily use, users are empowered with tools to manage and work with data securely and efficiently.

Check out the FileCloud Security Checklist!

24/7 Support & Professional Services

FileCloud has always prioritized the ability to deliver best-in-class technical support to customers. With more than ten years of experience, our team of experts provides hands-on help, so FileCloud can be optimized to suit our clients' various use cases. Support tiers ensure that customers get exactly the level of support they need to balance enterprise operating goals and internal expertise.

Learn more about FileCloud Support!

Strategic Partnerships

As a leading file sharing and data governance solution, FileCloud also partners with cybersecurity companies to offer end-to-end cybersecurity solutions. OPSWAT Metadefender is one such partnership, enabling FileCloud to incorporate advanced threat detection. These partnerships support organizations in utilizing and managing unstructured data while mitigating cybersecurity risks.

Explore FileCloud’s partnership with OPSWAT MetaDefender!


Why FileCloud’s Cybersecurity Resources Matter

In today’s digital landscape, organizations face multifaceted cybersecurity challenges. Hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, making it imperative for organizations to stay informed and proactive. FileCloud’s security resources provide businesses with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate this complex landscape.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month serves as a reminder of the shared responsibility we all have in securing our digital world. FileCloud is committed to providing top-notch security resources to help businesses navigate the complexities of the digital landscape with confidence.

By engaging with FileCloud’s extensive support and training resources and leveraging strategic partnerships, organizations can strengthen their security posture, mitigate risks associated with sensitive data storage and collaboration, and thrive in an increasingly connected and secure environment.

As we observe Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we can embrace the knowledge and resources available to us, ensuring a safer digital future for all.

By Katie Gerhardt

Jr. Product Marketing Manager