Cyber Security Month – Roundup

Throughout the month of October, we’ve been taking part in Cyber Security Awareness Month. As the campaign ends, the need for awareness of security does not. To help, we’ve brought together the content we shared these past weeks.

Cyber Security Month – Roundup

Cyber Security Glossary

The month kicked off with us sharing our new Cyber Security Glossary. The glossary provides definitions to the most used jargon when discussing security.

Download here.

Why you Should Invest in a Password Manager

Password Managers are a valuable tool to introduce to your business. They can help keep your employee accounts safe by creating and storing secure passwords. If you want to know more about them, including the different types, read our insight.

Guides to Recognising Phishing Attacks

Our guide to recognising Phishing attacks can be shared among colleagues, friends, or family. It helps to educate you in recognising different types as attacks. This includes email, SMS, telephone or on social media.

For Cyber Security Awareness Month, we released a video version of the guide.

Download the PDF guide.

Watch the video guide.

Cyber Security Conference Content

October marked three months since our Cyber Security Conference. We were joined by Callum Noad of Mimecast, and ethical hacker FC (Freaky Clown). We looked back at the content from the day, including our write up and video highlights.

Suspicious of an Email?

The Suspicious Email Reporting Service started earlier this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve received a suspicious email, you can forward it to The email will then be checked and if found to be a phishing attack, the site will be taken down.

Don’t forget, if you receive a suspicious email at work you must report this to us too.

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

MFA is one of the simplest ways to protect your personal and business accounts. This includes your social media, Office 365 account, banking and so much more! Many believe MFA is over-complicated or causes frustration when accessing accounts, but it couldn’t be simpler.

Our video guide explains all – watch it here.

Cyber Essentials

To help combat Cyber Crime, the UK Government introduced the Cyber Essentials certification scheme in 2014. It’s a nationally recognised certification that as well as ensuring your security is up to scratch, comes with a range of benefits.

As well as offering Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus, we undertake our own security reviews throughout the year. They ensure you’re compliant 365 days of the year.

If you want to know more about what it is, how it can help and what we can do for you, click here.

Our Services

Of course, we couldn’t go through the month without highlighting the range of security services we offer here at Breakwater IT. This includes Cyber Essentials certifications, email and web security, audits, USB control and more! We also offer an enhanced security package within our routine support.

For full details on this, visit our security services.

Discover how Breakwater can help your business. Call our team today on +44 (0)1603 709300 or email

Michael Headland

Junior Systems Engineer

I work within the Service Desk at Breakwater as a Junior Systems Engineer, this involves being a direct point of contact for our clients, resolving their queries and helping to support their IT systems.

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