Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a broad effort to help everyone stay safe and more secure online.
As our lives have become increasingly dependent on technology, virtually all personal and business data is kept on internet-connected platforms, which can become a gold mine for bad actors. In these tech-fueled times, our homes, social well-being, economic prosperity and nation’s security are impacted by the internet.
The theme for this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” The theme empowers individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace. If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating the vulnerable or training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.
Throughout October, the National Cyber Security Alliance will focus on four different areas.
Learn more about Cybersecurity Career Awareness month here.