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Cybersecurity Awareness Month, every October, is a collaboration between government and private industry to raise awareness about digital security and empower everyone to protect their personal data from digital forms of crime.
It’s easy to stay safe online
While most of the cybersecurity news articles are about massive data breaches and hackers, it can seem overwhelming and feel like you’re powerless against it. But Cybersecurity Awareness Month reminds everyone that there are all kinds of ways to keep your data protected. It can make a huge difference even by practicing the basics of cybersecurity.
This year, we are focusing on four key behaviors instead of weekly themes:
We encourage you to take a risk-based approach and focus on the behaviors most important to your organization.
Everyone has a right to a safe internet, so let’s remember to #BeCyberSmart.
Everyone can make a difference during Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Whether you have a minute, an hour or a day – or all month long – check out ways you can participate and support Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Become a Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion for free resources to help you build your own campaign!
Teach others how to stay safe online
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Our 2022 Champion organizations, which include companies of all sizes, schools and school districts, colleges and universities, nonprofits and government entities, represent those dedicated to educating their employees, customers and communities about online safety.
Oh Behave! Cybersecurity Attitudes and Behaviors Report
Each year, the National Cybersecurity Alliance releases research to better understand the public’s security behavior and to act as a call to action for better secure habits online.