This month is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! No, this isn’t a made up celebration, it’s the real deal. In fact, October was proclaimed as cybersecurity awareness month by the President!
Cybersecurity is a SUPER important issue to all of us at Executech. And it should be an important issue for your business and your personal life as well. Over the next 4 weeks, we will be bringing you the latest tips, techniques and technology that can keep you safe in a digital world. Stay tuned for exclusive videos, articles and lists all month long!
To kick this month off, we wanted to give you some background on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) and how you can get involved.
A History of the NCSAM
The government loves acronyms, and the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a great example of a useful acronym.
October was established as the National Cybersecurity Month in 2013 by President Barack Obama. It was actually the 10th anniversary of the monthly celebration when the proclamation was formalized into national recognition. The proclamation was made in an effort to increase awareness of online safety and to “empower digital citizens with the tools to make smart decisions as they navigate cyberspace.”
Every year the Department of Homeland Security puts out new information about online safety, digital threats and more. They also have a variety of resources through their “Stop.Think.Connect.” campaign for schools and educational organizations.
What Is Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is keeping your online and digital data safe. So much about our lives (and businesses) is stored online in some way, so it’s important to take extra precautions in keeping your info safe.
There are a variety of technologies that can help keep your online identity protected, but it starts with your behavior online. We have already written an article about some easy things you can do to stay safe online. Check out the article here.
Stay tuned for more content on keeping your personal and business information private and secure over the coming weeks. Also, if you’d like to receive cutting-edge updates and get access to even more cybersecurity content and technology training, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.