Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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Held every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity to ensure 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.
2023 marks 20 years of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, empowering 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. This year, Cyber Security Awareness Month encourages individuals and organizations to focus on:
- Recognizing and reporting phishing attempts
- Creating strong passwords and using a password manager
- Enabling multi-factor authentication
- Updating your software
Cyber adversaries are becoming more skilled — and more ruthless. Cyber attacks continue to grow in volume, speed and sophistication. But that doesn't mean catastrophe is inevitable or that we should live in fear. At WWT, we believe there is power in uniting employees, customers, partners and communities against cyber threats. Protecting your organization requires a team approach within organizations, with the broad partner ecosystem and across all industries.
When we work together — across all departments of an organization, in partnership with vendors and between peer organizations — we are better equipped to keep our organizations and communities safe from the looming threat of breaches.
We want to help you and your family, friends and community stay protected all year long. 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.
For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online visit the National Cybersecurity Alliance website.
- Protecting organizations requires a team approach to building a culture of cybersecurity.
- Assess your organization's security posture with WWT's Security Maturity Model.
- Exercise your cyber defenses across your people, process and technology with WWT's Cyber Range
Connect with one of our security experts.