Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – which works to reduce risk to America’s cyber infrastructure – is leading a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise cybersecurity awareness nationally and internationally every October during Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
This campaign theme for 2022 – “See Yourself in Cyber” – will focus on the “people” part of cybersecurity, providing information and resources to help educate CISA partners and the public, and ensure all individuals and organizations make smart decisions whether on the job , at home, or at school – now and in the future.
Since 2004, the President of the United States and the US Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month to help individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. Throughout October, CISA will highlight key action steps that everyone should take:
- Enable Multi-Factor Authentication
- Use Strong Passwords
- Recognize and Report Phishing
- Update Your Software
“Critical infrastructure owners and operators, you are part of a larger network of functions and systems that rely on or support critical infrastructure. Learn how your organization plays a part in ensuring cybersecurity for the larger ecosystem,” reads the event webpage at www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month.
Individuals, organizations, businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, associations, schools, and academic institutions that are interested in partnering with the Cybersecurity Awareness Month campaign may find out how to become a Cybersecurity Awareness Month partner by emailing [email protected].
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