It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month all of October, and we thought we’d celebrate the occasion with a brief explainer on the basics of what you need to know to keep your data and identity safe.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created to help raise awareness about the growing (and the continuously evolving) need for cybersecurity in both the workplace and at home, and to offer people the resources they need to feel more secure online. All of us have a role to play in protecting our data and personal information on the internet, including both business organizations and everyday people. And, being aware of the resources available—and why they’re so crucial in the first place—is the first step in doing so.
So what do you need to know? Here’s a quick guide to get you started.
Meet the National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a major force in the push for better online habits. It is also one of the original founders of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The collaboration between DHS and the Cyber Security Alliance has been key to the expansion of data on cybersecurity awareness, as well as to the spread of awareness on this very critical topic.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month Ideas & Resources
So what topics should be included in security education and training? You can find a wealth of ideas and resources online for effective cybersecurity education, ranging from document overviews of cybersecurity best practices to training courses, toolkits, whitepapers, and so much more.
If you’re running a training program for your business, be sure to gather resources that address the specific ways your team members utilize data, including information on safely using your organization’s software systems and online platforms. Personalizing this data will make it more useful to your employees, and will help ensure that they know just what to do to put all of this information into practice.
To get started, we recommend visiting this page of resources from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies, which offers a great jumping off point as you start to design your training curriculum.
Need More Cybersecurity Support? We Can Help
At Computer Resources of America, we work closely with our clients to protect their data from security breaches. We also put a high value on our clients’ privacy, and do everything in our power to protect their information online. Please reach out today to learn about how our services comply with cybersecurity measures, as well as how we can offer personalized guidance that your business can use to ensure that all team members are on the same page when it comes to cyber protection.
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