Every year in October, it is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This campaign raises awareness about the significance of cybersecurity throughout the United States. Led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), the campaign shares messages and weekly themes emphasizing the importance of staying safe online. The theme of the campaign, “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart,” highlights the need for individuals and organizations to take personal accountability for their role in protecting their part of cyberspace and to take proactive steps to improve cybersecurity.
Over the last three years, the world has become more reliant on the Internet. As a result, organizations like AISN and individuals like you have moved more of your lives online – to socialize, conduct business, and have fun. At AIS Network, we had to move our staff holiday party online.
While an increased online presence can be beneficial, Cybersecurity Awareness Month reminds us of the importance of taking ownership of our online activity and the critical security practices that come along with it. The virtual safety of our community and, ultimately, our nation depends on our online safety practices.
Cybersecurity is essential to AISN, and we are committed to helping our customers become more resilient. Throughout October, we encourage your organization to learn how to:
- Be Cyber Smart
Take simple actions to keep our digital lives secure.
- Fight the Phish!
Highlight the dangers of phishing attempts—which can lead to ransomware or other malware attacks—and how to report suspicious emails.
- Explore. Experience. Share.
Celebrate the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s (NICE) Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week and the global cybersecurity workforce and highlight how individuals can learn to become cybersecurity professionals.
- Think Cybersecurity First
Explore how cybersecurity and staying safe online is increasingly critical as our world continues to operate virtually for much work and play.
We should all approach cybersecurity with care in owning, securing, and protecting all our online accounts and information. AISN offers these resources that you can utilize to keep yourself safe online:
- 7 Cybersecurity Tips for Your Organization: https://aisn.net/7-cybersecurity-tips-for-your-organization/
- Multifactor Authentication and Managed Services: https://aisn.net/multifactor-authentication-and-managed-services/
- How to Implement a Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program: https://aisn.net/how-to-implement-cybersecurity-awareness-training-program/
If you have more questions about how AISN can help with your Cybersecurity Training, email Laurie Head.
Laurie Head is the owner of AIS Network.