Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

Teodora Dobrilova
Teodora Dobrilova

Updated · Feb 21, 2022

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The beginning of October marked the start of the annual campaign, which aims to raise awareness and promote cybersecurity.

The 2021 Edition

This year’s theme for the US campaign  “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” The idea is to reach individuals and organizations and spread awareness about cybersecurity and the issues one can face online.

The 18th edition, led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA).

Throughout the whole month, NCSA will share information and tools for a safer online experience.

Week One - Be Cyber Smart

As of March 2021, there have been 20 million breached records.

So, the first week of the event focused on security practices and cyber hygiene. It’s also all about educating people on the importance of creating strong passwords, multi-factor authentication options, safely storing data, and frequent updates.

Week Two - Fight the Phish

Phishing is a serious issue. In fact, Gmail is blocking around 100 million phishing emails every day. Things have only gotten worse since the pandemic started.

The second week aims to educate users about suspicious links, emails, attachments, etc.

Week Three - Explore. Experience. Share.

The following week’s events will be led by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). It will explore cybersecurity careers. Everyone is welcome to join, from students to veterans in the field.

Week Four - Cybersecurity First

The last week will focus on prioritizing security. 

For individuals, that would mean doing research about products, learning to optimize the security settings of devices, and effectively managing passwords.

Businesses will learn how to improve products and processes’ security. The event will also touch on cybersecurity training for employees.

TechJury’s Advice

TechJury’s team has been devoted to cybersecurity for years. We’ve gathered the best tools to prevent identity theft and keep user data safe. Our list includes:

Do your part. #BeCyberSmart

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Teodora Dobrilova

Teodora Dobrilova

Teodora devoted her whole life to words – reading, writing and trying to be original on social media. She got certified in digital marketing but still feels she’s not cool enough to be an influencer. (We all disagree – she influences the team pretty well.) She finished a master’s degree focused in Literature, Publishing, Mass Media. Her hobbies include traveling, and reading. Teddy hopes that yoga will be the thing to finally teach her some patience and show her the path toward world domination. Maybe modern tech can also help her with that.

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