As October comes to an end, so too does another Cybersecurity Awareness Month. All month long we have been aiming to produce helpful and fun content to help our community and clients #BeCyberSmart.

We hope you were able to catch a couple of the items we released over the last 30 days, and that it empowered you to own your role in protecting your part of cyberspace. If you missed anything, we have you covered.

In today’s blog post, we’re looking back on each of the four weekly themes from Cybersecurity Awareness Month and highlighting a few of the pieces we released along the way. If you have any further questions about how you can do your part to #BeCyberSmart, reach out to us using the form at the bottom of this blog post. Let’s get started!

Week 1 – Be Cyber Smart

We set the table for the month to come during the first week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, with the week one theme matching the overall theme for this pivotal month. We began to solicit questions from the community to prep for our end-of-month #AskFishtech webcast (more on that below).

We wanted to keep things fun while we helped our community learn more about cybersecurity. With this in mind, we put together a quick crossword puzzle. Let us know if you solved it!

Finally, for week one, we put together a Cybersecurity Quick Refresh Guide on our blog to highlight some basic, but important tips on how you can bolster your personal security to protect your information and access to your online assets.

Week 2 – Phight the Phish

For week two, we turned our focus to phishing and ways to combat this growing threat. For context, phishing incidents more than doubled in frequency in 2020 from 114,702 in 2019 to 241,324 in 2020.

We took the theme of “Phight the Phish” quite literally, and put together a comic strip with some helpful tips to combat phishing. Check it out!

Lastly, we sat down with CYDERES Chief Technology Officer Tim MalcomVetter to get his tips for CISOs tackling phishing in 2021 and beyond.

Week 3 – Explore. Experience. Share. (Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week)

For week three, we got to focus on something near and dear to our hearts – promoting cybersecurity careers! We have long been big proponents of school age children starting to look into all of the possibilities that the cybersecurity industry offers. In fact, the global cybersecurity market size is projected to grow from USD 217.9 billion in 2021 to USD 345.4 billion by 2026. That means a lot of job opportunities on the horizon!

To get a deeper insight on what some of the careers look like at our organization currently, we talked with CYDERES Chief Operating Officer Mike Wyatt to hear about the various roles found in our organization.

To highlight even more careers at Fishtech Group, we put together a quick collage from a recent employee appreciation night at a Royals game to show some of the faces of the real people that are working every day to protect organizations around the country from cyberattacks. This includes people from our engineering, legal, account, HR, and Marketing teams. See? It takes all kinds in the cybersecurity industry. Interested in joining us? Check out our Careers page.

Lastly, we put together a blog post to highlight many of our careers initiatives, from the grade school level, all the way to the seasoned professional, to shed more light on how anyone can get involved in the field. Learn more here.

Week 4 – Cybersecurity First

Finally, we touched on our final weekly theme, “Cybersecurity First”. On average, companies take about 197 days to identify and 69 days to contain a breach. The idea of “Cybersecurity First” is to help guide people to put more priority on cybersecurity practices continue to lower the chance for hard to detect breaches to take place. This proactive approach to cybersecurity will continue to be important as the modern business landscape continues to develop.

We again sat down with CYDERES Chief Technology Officer Tim MalcomVetter to get his thoughts on what a “Cybersecurity First” approach looks like.


To wrap Cybersecurity Awareness Month up, we brought in experts from all across Fishtech Group to answer all of the questions we received throughout the month to help bring like to the thoughts and concerns from across our community. Here is a link to check out this wonderful discussion.

Thanks for joining us for a recap of this amazing month. We hope you learned a lot, and found some practical ways you can #BeCyberSmart in the year to come. Join us again next year, same time same place.

In the meantime, if you have any further questions on cybersecurity for us, fill out the form below to be connected with one of our experts. See you next year!