Cybersecurity Awareness Month Blog #1: Introduction

What’s the first thing you think about when you feel that first chilly breeze of Fall? Is it cozy sweaters? Is it football? Is it pumpkin spiced lattes? Well, Icyber security can tell you what it should be: cybersecurity! October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we are celebrating it in style! Get ready for 31 days of tips, tricks, and strategies for keeping you and your business cyber-safe!

The best cybersecurity plans go 24/7, 365 days a year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t double down for one month. There’s never too much cybersecurity preparedness!

In October 2004, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance launched the first Cybersecurity Awareness Month. It was started to help Americans be safe in a world where the Internet was quickly becoming integral to our lives. Since its inception, the month has only grown more important as our lives become increasingly digitized. Both former DHS Secretaries and former Presidents have played a part in past Cybersecurity Awareness Months. We are only one of many industry participants who are taking this month to educate our community on the importance of cybersecurity. College campuses, non-profits, and other organizations frequently join in on the fun as well.

Now, 31 days of pure digital goodness may sound like a lot, but remember cybersecurity needs to be an all-day, everyday thing. Every day this month we will be posting the most important tips that you need to stay cyber-safe, so make sure to follow along with us on our social media accounts. Also, pay attention for weekly blogs (like this one) that will go into detail about the best ways to keep your cybersecurity tight. So in between your apple pies and your favorite team winning the big game (or not), keep an eye out for the best of the best cybersecurity advice coming at you all month!

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