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Cybersecurity month 2022

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The European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) has started! October is the annual cybersecurity month. This month is all about cybersecurity, threats and raising awareness across Europe. It’s not for nothing that we as Guardey, launch in October 😉

Why does cybersecurity month exist?

The number of cybersecurity incidents worldwide continues to increase yearly, and the damage is only growing. Our entire life and work today take place entirely online. While consciousness is not yet everywhere. People often still think, “that won’t happen to me,” “I can’t get anything,” or that they have everything in order.

And now, every week, the news is that another company is entirely flat. That costs a lot of money. Not only for that company but also for companies or individuals who depend on it. 65% of companies have already experienced some form of cybercrime.

Increase cybersecurity awareness

That is the goal of the cybersecurity month every year. In addition to all the technical solutions that are possible to reduce the chances, awareness is a crucial part. Precisely now that technological solutions are making it increasingly difficult for cyber criminals, malicious people no longer just hack the technology, such as your computer. But they also focus on people, also known as social engineering.

Social engineering

Every year the cybersecurity month has a different theme. This year it’s all about phishing and ransomware, the two most prominent forms of social engineering.


Phishing is an increasingly common form of internet fraud. Since 2020, the number of phishing attacks has tripled. In the case of phishing, cybercriminals impersonate someone else (e.g. the bank) in the hopes that you will pass on crucial sensitive information to them.


The second theme of European Cybersecurity Month is ransomware. In 2021, the amount of ransomware increased by 234% (European Cybersecurity Month, 2022). Ransomware is malicious software with which a cyber criminal takes your digital data hostage, as it were. To get this data back, cybercriminals often demand money or cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin).

Protect your business

We think cybersecurity and awareness are so critical that we are not only sharing tips and information with you this month, but we will continue to do so. This month, of course, is entirely in the theme of the cybersecurity month.

Guardey allows you and your team to increase your knowledge daily. By reading our new blog every working day, you will learn more and more about everything that has to do with cybersecurity!

Start now with cybersecurity

In addition, we think it is crucial that all companies can purchase good cybersecurity in a simple, reliable, and affordable way.

By signing up with Guardey, you and your team will never go unsecured on the internet again. You will immediately receive a notification as soon as malicious software is detected. Do you accidentally click on a fake link in a phishing email, or has the company network been attacked by ransomware? Guardey will immediately send you a cyber alert and will contact you in the event of a serious threat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I already have a firewall, do I still need Guardey?

Relying solely on a firewall for cyber security leaves your organization vulnerable to evolving and sophisticated threats. Cyber attacks target multiple vectors, including vulnerabilities in software, employee endpoints and web applications. Guardey works in conjunction with the firewall.

Firewalls keep out up to 80% of online risks. With Guardey, it is transparent which online risks did make it through the firewall. In addition, human errors are still too often made, so also train employees to work responsibly online.

I already have a VPN, do I still need Guardey?

It’s good that you are already using a VPN. This makes you invisible to malicious people, but at the end of the day, employees can still be vulnerable by bringing in the wrong orders or wrong websites.

Guardey is more than a business VPN. Guardey also provides monitoring in the VPN tunnel. This detects online risks and allows a quick response.

We are too busy for weekly gamification. Why should I play the gamification?

These days we are all busy, we recognise that 😉 All the more important is employee awareness. Make sure employees don’t accidentally make mistakes due to pressure. After all, that only creates extra work.

That’s why our challenges are only a maximum of 5 minutes and can be done quickly in between. A new challenge becomes available every week. As an organisation, do you want to play these challenges every week, every two weeks or every month? Of course, that’s no problem either.

Can I also play just the gamification?

Short answer: yes! It is possible to play just the gamification.

Have you already taken sufficient cyber security measures for your employees in the office and outside the office? But can awareness still be worked on? Then you can also play just the gamification. This can already be done very easily in just the browser. Check out our game only package here.

Is Guardey effective against phishing attempts?

Phishing is especially dangerous when you don’t know you’re dealing with phishing. That’s why our cyber awarness game is the first step against phishing. Make people aware of the dangers and make sure they have the right knowledge so they don’t click on anything.

Further Guardey plays a crucial role in detecting suspicious online activities. For instance, if a member of your organization interacts with a website known for hosting phishing content, Guardey will promptly alert you about the potential risk. By providing this proactive alert system, Guardey aids in preventing users within your organization from falling prey to phishing scams.

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