It’s Cyber Awareness Month… So!?

It’s Cyber Awareness Month… So!?

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021… Here’s One reason to care and three easy things to do…

From Mentoring Month (January) and Mathematics Awareness Month (April), to Deck Safety Awareness Month (May) and National Bourbon Heritage Month (September), there are certainly no shortages of months to celebrate our many passions, careers and causes. Wikipedia refers to these as month-long observances and 98 were listed on the site as of this publication.

 

Why Should You Care?

At our core, OWG believes cybersecurity (and technology more broadly) are factors of an organization’s culture. As such, we recognize the importance of building awareness through communications, events and month-long campaigns that serve to remind, educate, and inspire us to takeaction.

A collaboration between the National Cyber Security Alliance and The Dept. of Homeland Security, October was designated National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2003 to ensure that folks stay safe online.Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation and ensures that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. Today, asbreaches, attacks and cyber theft soars, it’s critical we do what we can to protect ourselves and perhaps even change the tide.

With tradition in mind, and a hopeful look to the future, here are Three Easy Things you can do right now to better protect yourself:

1)     Watch this quick, accurate, and dare we say very funny security training video from our friends at Adobe and the NCSA
2)     Check the strength of your online credentials at https://haveibeenpwned.com/
3)     Setup multi-factor authentication on One application that’s not yet protected. I guarantee that for every account with MFA enabled, you have two or three vulnerable.

 

True cybersecurity is of course more than just three things or even a month-long event. Ideally, it’s a state of mind and a comprehensive,holistic approach to protecting your organization, your most critical data and your client’s privacy.  

To learn more about how your company can better protect itself leave your info below and we’ll be in touch. #StaySafeOnline!