Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Top Tips & Trends You Need to Know

Created at October 7, 2021

It’s October, which means that (in addition to that cooler fall breeze) it’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created in October 2004 by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a “collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.” [National Security Alliance]

In its 17 years as an annual celebration for all things cybersecurity, this initiative has done just as cybersecurity awareness itself has: evolved. What started as a friendly “update your antivirus software” reminder has grown into a month-long call-to-action for every business to re-evaluate its cybersecurity protocols.

Cybersecurity awareness is our bread and butter. And with a 2021 theme like “#BeCyberSmart,” you can count on us to help you stay on top of the latest tips and trends:

The cold hard truth? Anyone can be phished. And unfortunately for those of us on the front lines of cybersecurity, it’s more likely that more people will be targeted in the coming years than not. However, what you do in advance can determine whether or not you make it out of the crosshairs with your defenses intact.

The best possible thing to do right out of the gate is to train ALL team members to lead by example. How? By practicing organization security every time they interact with technology, which they can only accomplish with Cybersecurity Awareness Training from Blue Layer. And, what better time to get started than during Cybersecurity Awareness Month? It’s what this time of year is all about, and we’re proud to be one of the industry’s leading examples of training done right.

So, plan ahead, give your employees the tools they need, and let us show you in real-time what it means to #BeCyberSmart.

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