What’s the first thing you think about when you feel that first chilly breeze of Fall? Is it cozy sweaters? Is it football? Is it pumpkin-spiced lattes? Well, I can tell you what it should be: cybersecurity! October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we are celebrating it in style!
The best cybersecurity plans go 24/7, 365 days a year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t double down for one month. There’s never too much cybersecurity preparedness!
In October 2004, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance launched the first Cybersecurity Awareness Month. It was started to help Americans be safe in a world where the Internet was quickly becoming integral to our lives.
Since its inception, the month has only grown more important as our lives become increasingly digitized. Both former DHS Secretaries and former Presidents have played a part in past Cybersecurity Awareness Months. We are only one of many industry participants who are taking this month to educate our community on the importance of cybersecurity. College campuses, non-profits, and other organizations frequently join in on the fun.
Now, a whole month of awareness may sound like a lot, but remember, cybersecurity needs to be an all-day, everyday thing. This month we will be posting important tips and resources that you can use to stay cyber-safe, so make sure to follow along with us on social media and our website. So in between your apple pies and your favorite team winning the big game (or not), keep an eye out for the best of the best cybersecurity advice coming at you all month!
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