The unprecedented demand for well-trained cybersecurity workers continues to grow. Some experts predict that there will be a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by next year. This is critical considering the increase in cyberattacks and the erosion of consumer trust in the ability to protect the internet.
Today marks the first day of the 15th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an extensive online safety awareness and education initiative co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Each week throughout the month will highlight cybersecurity awareness by examining a specific theme. Focus areas include practicing good cybersecurity at home; building a capable cyber workforce; establishing a strong culture of cybersecurity at work and safeguarding the nation’s critical infrastructure.
The two-week countdown to the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) has begun! The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ‒ the co-leaders of NCSAM ‒ along with the dedicated backing of thousands of organizations and individuals, are working to improve awareness and impact online behavior to better protect the internet.
With National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) fast approaching on Oct. 1, higher education is teaming up with nonprofits and industry to rally around cyber education through an ongoing, nationwide initiative that encourages students and staff to better secure their online accounts using multi-factor authentication (MFA).
June is linked in our minds with schools shutting their doors and families taking summer trips. It’s also Internet Safety Month, which is a great time to remind parents and kids to take steps to protect their mobile devices. Smartphone ownership is up sharply. According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, 77 percent of American adults own a smartphone.