With email phishing scams, ransomware and more, the internet can sometimes feel like a dangerous place. But the good news is that we all can greatly reduce our exposure to cyber threats by being aware and following a few simple tips, like how to create stronger passwords and how to back up your data. Adobe participates in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) by promoting cyber-safety best practices to its employees. It’s important to raise awareness for this topic as it helps to better protect our customers and our employees while elevating our security posture at Adobe.
We host a number of internal, security-focused events. Security best practices are posted in all our office elevators and our internal intranet provides tips on how to protect against phishing attacks, create stronger passwords and teaches employees why it’s important to keep software up-to-date. At Adobe, there’s new security-related information or activities to look for every week of October.
During NCSAM, Adobe’s security and safety experts will discuss Internet safety with Adobe employees. Those who attend the sessions will learn how to be safer online, understand social engineering tactics and discover ways to utilize privacy controls in social media platforms. The Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team (ASSET) is sponsoring an internal bug bounty, in which employees compete for prizes by finding and reporting security vulnerabilities in an internal application.
In addition to our annual internal bug bounty and capture-the-flag competitions, our Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team (ASSET) in India will host a series of internal events in Noida and Bangalore to promote security awareness, all of these events leading up to a multi-event Tech Talk. This year’s Tech Talk is open to all Adobe employees, and will feature presentations on content security, intelligent browsers, protecting against third-party vulnerabilities and more.
At Adobe, we like to celebrate NCSAM and sharpen our security skills internally. What kind of activities do you participate in during the month to celebrate cyber security awareness? Tweet @AdobeSecurity with #CyberAware to join the discussion.
Also, last year Adobe conducted a survey and posted an infographic on cyber security awareness statistics; check it out!
For more information and how to get involved: https://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/get-involved/
Manager, Security & Privacy Architecture