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 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