Learn cybersecurity tips and tricks via the Microsoft Store for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Kareem Anderson

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In addition to giving the Microsoft Store a facelift in Windows 11, the company is continuing to add utility the software via new online sessions intended to educate small businesses in the field of cyber security.

With October being National Cybersecurity Awareness Month the new cybersecurity training sessions come at an opportune time for small businesses looking to beef up their knowledge and execution of security strategies that include:

  1. Consider passwordless authentication for convenient and faster sign-ins, Helpdesk savings from password reset requests, phishing-resistant credentials that reduce risk of compromise by > 99.9% and more. The risks now outweigh the benefits when it comes to passwords!
  1. Keep all software up to date to reduce your online risk when you use your computer at home. While this seems quite simple, you may be surprised to learn the Kaspersky Global Corporate IT Security Risks Survey reported 47% of organizations use a form of outdated technology.
  1. You can turn on automatic updates for browsers, Adobe Acrobat Reader and other apps you regularly use!
  1. When you use Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen helps you identify reported phishing and malware websites and also helps you make informed decisions about downloads.
  1. Suspicious attachments and unusual links can appear in email, posts, messages, or attachments, and sometimes disguise themselves as known and trusted sources. 

According to the most recent Zero Trust Adoption report, Microsoft’s cybersecurity training could help to stave off the concerns of 37% of security decisions makers who worry about employees downloading, sharing, or opening unsafe apps.

Microsoft’s cybersecurity training begins as early as tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. EST and the 60 min session will cover:

  • Understand how to make your business more secure.
  • Find the Microsoft Security Center and set up Windows Hello and two-step verification.
  • Detect, analyze, and remediate phishing attempts.
  • Collaborate and keep data safe with OneDrive cloud storage.

Do your part. #BeCyberSmart.

Reserve your spot and register today!

  • Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail with a link to join the session.  If you don’t receive the confirmation email, please check your junk folder.
  • To optimize the experience of this training, please use Edge or Chrome Internet browsers to join the Teams live event.

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The sessions can be accessed online through the Workshop and Training and Events page via a web browser and appear open to any platform, not just Windows.