Two Decades of Cyber Awareness Month
Two Decades of Cyber Awareness Month
2023 marks 20 Years of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In honour of the 20th year, we’re looking at how far security education and awareness has come in that time, and where it needs to go in order to fulfil our vision of a secure interconnected world.
October holds a special place in the calendar for the security industry—it's National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a global initiative aimed at promoting cyber security. This concept originated in the United States, led by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, with its inaugural launch in 2004. Now, in its 20th year, NCSAM has gained recognition and participation worldwide, emphasising the importance of cyber security education throughout the year.
Resources and Upcoming Events
What can you do to get involved and raise awareness? These websites provide a wealth of resources, including posters for your office, illustrations and comic strips illustrating good and bad cyber security practices, and educational videos.
In the European Union, you can find valuable resources and event information on the European Cyber Security Month website: https://cybersecuritymonth.eu/.
For those in the United States, three major websites offer extensive resources:
• Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month
• National Cyber Security Alliance: https://staysafeonline.org
• National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies: https://niccs.us-cert.gov/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month
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Cybersecurity is Necessary all Year Round!
Remember that cybersecurity is not just an October concern - it's an ongoing necessity in our constantly changing digital landscape. It impacts not only the office but also users at home and even board members.
If you need assistance in organising cyber security events or initiatives, feel free to reach out. Let's work together to make our interconnected world safer and more secure - contact us email@example.com
Do check out our other cybersecurity case studies:
- Maersk Ransomware Attack
- British Airways Data Breach Fine by ICO of £183.4million
- Colleges and Universities in the UK targeted by cyber-attacks during the pandemic
- Microsoft Servers Hit by Cyberattack 2021
- Peterson Control Union Email Phishing & Security Awareness training
Also check out our blogs on Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus certification:
- Cyber Essentials Cost
- Cyber Essentials Lead time
- Cyber Essentials checklist
- Cyber Essentials Frequently Asked Questions
- CE Plus process
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