Held every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be more secure online.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is the federal lead for Cybersecurity Awareness Month. CISA co-leads activities, messaging, and events with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)--a national non-profit focused on cybersecurity education and awareness.
The overarching theme for 2022 is "See Yourself in Cyber" to empower 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 vulnerable audiences and training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone. The key action steps set by CISA this year are:
- Enable multi-factor authentication
- Use strong passwords
- Recognize and report phishing
- Update your software
We want to help you, your family, friends and community stay protected all year long, too. We encourage you to sign up as an individual Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion. After signing up, you'll receive a toolkit of free resources, including simple online safety habits and steps you can take to #BeCyberSmart.
For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online visit the National Cybersecurity Alliance website.
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