The History of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The History of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The theme is ‘See Yourself in Cyber’

It is officially National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! This year, we want to focus on the most important part of cybersecurity: The People. It’s easy to get caught up on the different types of hardware and software that can protect your business, but it would not all be possible without the fantastic cybersecurity professionals. This year’s theme is ‘See Yourself in Cyber’ and we plan to help you do just that.  

The History of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is celebrating its 18th year and is celebrated throughout the month of October. It is a collaboration between private businesses and the federal government to raise awareness about the importance of protecting yourself online and empowering businesses to take steps to become more cyber-safe. 

In 2004, President George W. Bush and Congress declared that October would be Cybersecurity Awareness month. This decision was made to help individuals and businesses learn more about protecting themselves against online threats, as they had started to become more common. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) lead a collaborative effort between the government and the cybersecurity industry to raise cybersecurity awareness both in the US and around the globe. Since 2009, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month has included an overall theme. This year’s theme is “see yourself in cyber”.

What is “See Yourself in Cyber”

 CISA stated that ‘see yourself in cyber’ “demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people . This October will focus on the “people” part of cybersecurity, providing information and resources to help educate CISA partners and the public, and ensure all individuals and organizations make smart decisions whether on the job, at home or at school – now and in the future. We encourage each of you to engage in this year’s efforts by creating your own cyber awareness campaigns and sharing this messaging with your peers.”

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What to Expect During Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This month, Aspis will be providing easy, actionable tips that all your staff can use to protect your business from cyber threats online. This primarily includes the importance of using strong passwords and enabling multi-factor authentication, keeping your software up to date, and how training your staff to detect harmful phishing attacks could save your business. Here at Aspis, we want to do everything we can to help you protect your business, and Cybersecurity Awareness Month is the perfect catalyst for us to do just that.

How You Can Participate in Cybersecurity Awareness Month

You can join CISA for a wide variety of activities and learning opportunities throughout October to learn cyber basics. if you want to learn about the history of national cybersecurity awareness month or learn more there will also be a series of web events and tools you can use.

To support your efforts, you can: 

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Who is Aspis?

Aspis is an IT professional services firm headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri specializing in cybersecurity and management consulting. Our team strives to make enterprise cybersecurity solutions and professional services accessible to all sizes of organizations. From small to medium-sized businesses to large Fortune 500 enterprises; non-profits; and municipal, state, and federal government agencies. Aspis is a Certified HUBZone Small Business, Certified LGBTBE, and Certified Virginia Values Veterans company. Our values are Integrity, Community, and Diversity.

Aspis’ vision is to democratize cybersecurity. This means that through our mission we strive to make enterprise cybersecurity solutions, IT professional services, and administrative and management consulting services accessible to all sizes of organizations from small and medium-sized businesses to large Fortune 500 enterprises; non-profits; and to local, state, and federal government agencies. We right-size our enterprise products and services for the SMB market so they are affordable.  With the additional locations of Duluth, Minnesota, and Washington, DC. Aspis has grown to become a national brand and has helped businesses of all sizes with their cybersecurity needs. Our team offers a full suite of services including cybersecurity management consulting; compliance assessments; security awareness training; and dark web monitoring to both our commercial and government clients. Our organization has been featured in publications including Forbes, IBM, and the US Chamber of Commerce. Additionally,

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