National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: What to Know for 2020

Did you know that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

But also, what is cybersecurity awareness? 

Cybersecurity Awareness refers to every individual’s knowledge about cybersecurity threats — including what they are, how to prevent and respond to them, and the consequences of a cyber breach.

Does everyone need cybersecurity awareness? Yes!

Whether you are a part of a large organization, small business, and anyone at home, it is important to keep the interconnected world a safe place!

And that is exactly what the National Cybersecurity Alliance aims to do with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Every October they work to create and empower a safer digital world.

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Cybint is proud to be a Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 Champion, which means we are dedicated to helping companies and individuals experience a more secure interworld. 

In 2020, we know that online safety is more important than ever. This year, companies and individuals alike have been called to “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart”.

What does this mean? It is a call for everyone to educate themselves in the best cybersecurity practices to keep individuals, homes, and companies safe from the ever-growing and evolving cyber risks.

Each week during Cybersecurity Awareness Month focuses on a different theme to answer the various challenges we face in the cyberworld.

So Cybint is here to help educate and empower you with these resources!

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Week 1: If You Connect It, Protect It

This week highlights the way internet-connected devices have affected all of our lives. Here are some resources to inform all users about cybercrime risks to their own digital security.

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Week 2: Securing Devices at Home and Work

Since COVID-19, more people than ever have been working from home. This week focuses on how companies and its employees can personally and professionally protect their devices and improve their cybersecurity awareness.

Week 3: Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare

This week looks at the cybersecurity of the healthcare industry and how healthcare organizations (hospitals, care facilities) can #BeCyberSmart.

Week 4: The Future of Connected Devices

The last week focuses on the how every user can continue to do their part in cybersecurity, no matter how the digital landscape continues to change.

Cybersecurity is a life-long learning journey, and Cybint is here to educate you. For more resources to help you #BeCyberSmart, check out our blog.

Krishna Magalona

Krishna is the Content Marketing Manager at Cybint Solutions. She has writing experience in various fields, including marketing, education, publicity, and nonprofit development. In Krishna's spare time, she enjoys rambling about film and literature.