Focusing on cyber security in October has been going on for a little while now. Cyber Security Awareness Month, as it’s called, has been occurring annually for a decade in Europe and nearly two in the USA. Although we think of cyber security as an all-year-round sport, this event is a chance to improve your knowledge, skills and up-gun your team’s cyber defences.
We’re here to help you do just that. For every working day in October, we’ll be dropping hints and tips which will help you and your employees stay safe online.
But, before October starts, here’s a bit of history about the event…
A history of #CyberSecMonth
Across Europe, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), the European Commission, EU Member States and hundreds of partners (governments, universities, think tanks, NGOs, professional associations, private sector from Europe come together to support this annual campaign.
In Europe specifically, cyber security awareness month is called European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM). It’s the European Union’s annual campaign, dedicated to promoting cybersecurity best practices and awareness. This year is the 10-year anniversary of the event.
In the USA, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, ensuring all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October 2004. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) co-leads Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
Up your knowledge
To get you started, the UK’s National Centre for Cyber Security has some great tips (well, six actually) to secure yourself here:
Plus, there are more resources here: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) | CISA
Remember, keep an eye on this page of our website – and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn – to explore the wealth of helpful tips that our cybersecurity team will share throughout October in the form of “bytetins”.
Yep, you read that right – not bulletins but “bytetins”: carefully crafted, bite-sized resources that are easy to digest and easy to put into practice.
Watch this space!
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