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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.
The month is dedicated to creating resources and communications for organizations to talk to their employees and customers about staying safe online.
Now in its 19th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact co-led by the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA).
“It’s easy to stay safe online” — our theme for 2022.
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 this year’s theme—It’s easy to stay safe online—is here to remind 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:
- Enabling multi-factor authentication
- Using strong passwords and a password manager
- Updating software
- Recognizing and reporting phishing
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!
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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.