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Cybersecurity month 2022

Cybersecurity month 22

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.

Can’t wait to protect your business better? Sign up now for the free 14-day trial at Guardey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Guardey in short?

You just want to know what Guardey is, in a few lines, not scrolling through the whole website. We got you covered. Here you are:

Guardey focuses on three parts of your cyber security:

A safe and encrypted VPN connection via Guardey’s secure infrastructure or a Site-to-Site VPN.

We analyze information packages from the data going through the VPN tunnel, give clear insights into your data infrastructure, and provide alerts in case of threats like ransomware, viruses, and irregularities in your network.

Your cyber security is as strong as your weakest link. With Guardey, you can educate your whole team and increase awareness in a fun and efficient way through gamification.

It’s an advanced software as a service with applications for Windows and Mac OSX and an online platform for reporting and managing your teams and company policies.

How does the free trial works?

Your free 14-day trial with Guardey is based on our Basic plan. In our basic plan, all the alarms will only be available for yourself or your own company, and you manage the alarms in-house. We don’t need any payment information to start your trial, and you can invite as many users as you want.

The majority of SMEs don’t have an in-house IT department or a team of cyber security specialists. Therefore we also offer Guardey co-managed and Guardey custom. In both plans, you are able to connect Guardey to a preferred Guardy IT partner or, of course, your own IT partner.

They can semi or fully manage the alarms and the health of your infrastructure so that you can focus on your business.

After your 14 days of the free trial, you can decide if you want to continue with a paid plan. Upgrading during your trial period means you stop your trial and upgrade to a paid plan. You need a verified payment method to upgrade.

How can I pay after the trial period?

We don’t ask for any payment information to start your trial.

If you want to upgrade during or after your free trial to a paid plan, you can use one of the below payment methods:

  1. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro, PostePay, Cartes Bancaires)
  2. PayPal
  3. Direct Debit (iDeal SEPA)
Can I up- or downgrade to a different plan?

Yes you can! You can always upgrade immediately and costs are calculated pro-rata on your next invoice. A downgrade will be effective from your next payment period.

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