“If you connect it, protect it.”  — that’s just one way you can help our interconnected world be safer and more resilient.

As we observe Cybersecurity Awareness Month we are focusing on empowering individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace.  When everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences and training employees — we all benefit.

Questions about your cybersecurity? Let GBQ know how we can help.


If You Connect It,
Protect It.

Week 1

If you connect it, protect it. The line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. This network of connections creates both opportunities and challenges for individuals and organizations across the globe. We invite you to explore the ways in which internet-connected devices have impacted our lives and ways you are empowered to own your role in security by taking steps to reduce your risks.

Securing Devices At Home
And Work

Week 2

2020 saw a major disruption in the way many work, learn, and socialize online. Our homes are more connected than ever. Our businesses are more connected than ever. With more people now working from home, these two internet-connected environments are colliding on a scale we’ve never seen before, introducing a whole new set of potential vulnerabilities that users must be conscious of. Check here for steps you can take to protect internet-connected devices for both personal and professional use.


Securing Internet-Connected
Devices In Healthcare

Week 3

The healthcare industry is increasingly relying upon internet-connected devices and solutions to improve patient care, organizational efficiency, speed of crisis response, and much more. The emergence of telemedicine, digital health records, internet-connected medical devices, patient wellness apps, and an increasing number of third parties entering the health supply chain has created many benefits but has also exposed the industry to vulnerabilities that cybercriminals regularly attempt to exploit. Explore the industry and consumer implications of internet-connected device use and steps to own our part to #BeCyberSmart.

The Future of Connected Devices

Week 4 & Week 5

What is the future of connected devices? Seet how technological innovations, such as 5G, might impact consumers’ and businesses’ online experiences (e.g. faster speeds and data transmission, a larger attack surface for hackers), as well as how people/infrastructure can adapt to the continuous evolution of connected devices moving forward. No matter what the future holds, every user needs to #BeCyberSmart.




GBQ’s IT Services experts advise clients on numerous issues related to cybersecurity. We help you measure and manage risk and assess compliance with authorities such as HIPAA, PCI, CMMC, or control frameworks such as NIST CSF, NIST 800-53, or ISO 27001. We help close the gaps in your security with administrative and technical controls. Plus we test those controls with vulnerability assessments, configuration reviews and penetration tests.

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