In 2004, the United States government declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the hopes of helping individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data.
This year’s cybersecurity awareness theme is is “See Yourself In Cyber”. This theme hopes to demonstrate that while cybersecurity seems like a extremely complex topic, at its base it is all about people. This October’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to focus on the “people” side of cybersecurity.
What Can You Do?
Since 2004 and with the rapid technological advancements there have been 4 key action steps that everyone should take:
How To See Yourself In Cybersecurity
No matter if you are an individual or consumer you can take basic steps to protect your online information and privacy. You and your company can protect yourselves by instilling strong cybersecurity measures to prevent any cyber incidents now or in the future. If you belong to a larger network of functions or systems that rely on infrastructure you should discuss how your organization can do its part in the larger ecosystem when it comes to cybersecurity.
It doesn’t matter where you fall in the ecosystem of business and the online world, you can do your part by instilling your own cybersecurity measures and spreading the word and education surrounding cybersecurity.