October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and after the past week of data breaches and shutdowns, now it is more important than ever to make sure you are being smart with your cyber.
Each week of October has a set theme for you to capitalize on to educate others:
- Week 1: Be Cyber Smart
- Week 2: Fight the Phish!
- Week 3: Explore. Experience. Share. – Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week
- Week 4: Cybersecurity First
Use the hashtag #BeCyberSmart to raise cybersecurity awareness and promote your social media posts.
Top Resources from the National Association of Counties (NACo):
- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) provides education and awareness for users at home, work and school
- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides the “Be Cyber Smart” campaign, which provides cybersecurity basics, common scams, and how to report cybersecurity incidents by visiting the campaign online.
- The Cyberscurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) provides a wealth of tools, templates and other cyber resources
- The Multi-State Information and Sharing Analysis Center has additional resources that can be used in public awareness campaigns.
- Download a Cybersecurity Month proclamation
- Top cyber tips
Top Resources from Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA):
To decrease cybersecurity risks and protect yourself online, CISA offers cybersecurity technical and non-technical resources to help you and your communities improve your cybersecurity posture. These tools are not only valuable during Cybersecurity Awareness Month but throughout the year.
During October, use CISA’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month Resources to help your stakeholders learn how to reduce their cybersecurity risks and protecting themselves online. Use these resources in your communities and share them with your stakeholders throughout the year to encourage strong, nationwide cybersecurity. These materials are free and may be modified to meet your needs.
Top Resources from the National Cybersecurity Alliance: