It's nearly mid-October, which means we're well into National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This 15th annual public awareness campaign serves as yet another opportunity for security vendors to show their wares and get people who don't always take cybersecurity seriously to take a closer look.
Free security tools are one way to get them on that path, offering some real depth that can help companies analyze their exposure and start formulating a more detailed cybersecurity plan.
Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4, says that the highly regarded "2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report" once again found the vast majority of breaches are caused by phishing emails and pretexting. His company – one of eight we highlight – offers a free tool to determine which email addresses and domain names might be exposed on the Dark Web. Other offerings take aim at different social attacks, as well as get companies into the basics of deep packet analysis, help them look for flaws in SAP code, and offer a step-by-step approach to developing their own security awareness program.
Steve Zurier has more than 30 years of journalism and publishing experience and has covered networking, security, and IT as a writer and editor since 1992. Steve is based in Columbia, Md. View Full Bio