National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Month, and Manhattan's Trenchant Cyber Security leads the fight

With an ever-evolving, full-scale digital landscape in 2023, cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated and diverse. With rapid technological advancements, and more people than ever doing remote work, added to the overall digital connectivity of our society, cyber security is more important than ever.

Since its inception in 2004, Cyber Security Awareness Month has been an annual event, taking place every October. This initiative's primary objective is to foster cybersecurity education and awareness among individuals, businesses, and communities. As we approach the holiday season, online shopping surges, along with an unfortunate rise in cybercriminal activity. In the United States, the holiday season is one of the peak periods for business-related cyberattacks.

In an era where technology permeates every aspect of our lives, the significance of cyber security cannot be emphasized enough. Cyber attacks have the potential to unleash devastating consequences, encompassing financial losses, identity theft, and reputational harm for businesses. By prioritizing cyber security, we not only safeguard our sensitive information but also play a vital role in fostering a safer and more secure online environment for everyone.

Trenchant Cyber Security, a Manhattan-based cybersecurity firm owned and operated by Ed and Callie Hansen, distinguishes itself as a leading provider of comprehensive cybersecurity solutions in the Flint Hills region. They offer both IT services and security management, a unique approach in the industry. There is conventionally a gap between IT service and IT security in many organizations, where the two functions often operate independently until issues arise, causing potential damage.  “More often than not, especially in large organizations, IT service and IT security are very separate,” says Ed. 

Trenchant Cyber Security, however, takes a different approach by integrating both aspects into a unified strategy. They amalgamate data from various sources and incorporate best practices from different frameworks, creating a cohesive framework for faster response to cyber incidents and mitigated impact. “We’ve combined everything into one unified approach. We've opened a wealth of access to a wealth of data, so we take all this information, and combine it into a single platform along with best practices from all the different frameworks that are out there. This creates a unified framework and reorganizes them so they fit, and we're able to act and respond faster to cyber incidents to be able to reduce the impact of them.”

In addition to IT service and security management, Trenchant Cyber Security provides the following:

Cutting-Edge Technology: Leveraging the latest advancements in cybersecurity to protect clients against even the most sophisticated threats.

Employee Training: Educating staff about the latest cyber threats and best practices to cultivate a culture of cyber awareness within organizations.

Proactive Threat Monitoring: Trenchant's expert team continually monitors the digital landscape for emerging threats, ensuring clients are shielded against the latest cyber risks.

Tailored Solutions: Offering customized solutions for individuals seeking personal cyber protection and businesses requiring comprehensive security measures.

As we observe Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, it's important to acknowledge the critical role cybersecurity plays in our increasingly digital lives. Partnering with industry leaders like Ed and Callie Hansen at Trenchant Cyber Security allows individuals and businesses to take proactive measures to safeguard their digital assets. Embrace this month as an opportunity to enhance your cyber resilience and contribute to a safer online environment for everyone.

To get a free assessment of your business, find Trenchant Cyber Security online at trenchantcyber.com

"We focus on helping local businesses help secure themselves to protect the information that's here within the community from getting stolen and used and somewhere else." - Ed Hansen 

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