Cyber Security Awareness Month 2019

October is here and that means it’s time to celebrate the cybersecurity awareness month. While the celebrations may last a month, it's important for us to follow basic cyber hygiene practices all the time of the year. Every year, millions of people are affected in some form or the other through cyber frauds, data breaches, cyberstalking, cyberbullying, phishing and much more. While we cannot say no to using the digital means in our day to day lives, we can surely, as the saying goes “look before we leap” or in this case “look before we click.”

At too, it’s time to celebrate the cybersecurity awareness and spread the message across the globe. Every individual should have access to the resources to make themselves safe and secure online. With this aim in mind, during the month, I would be putting up :
  • 10 cybersecurity awareness fiction stories focussing on various themes such as social engineering, phishing, cyberbullying, frauds, data breaches etc.
  • Free InfoSec posters ( available in the downloads section).
  • Phishing Email Examples
  • Email Best Practices
  • Beware of Ransomware - Tips & Tricks
  • Cybersecurity awareness podcast 
I would want you to be the rockstar in this campaign of awareness. Tweet, share, like, click or whatever you like it most, spread the message across. Use #cyberaware, #becybersmart #saynotocyberbullying, #iamasecuritychampion on social media throughout the year.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is celebrating the 16th year of spreading awareness and this year the theme revolves around -  The IT team can’t do it alone - Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility.

The 10 messages are :

Own IT.
  • Never Click and Tell: staying safe on social media
  • Update Privacy Settings
  • Keep Tabs on Your Apps: best practices for device applications
Secure IT.
  • Shake Up Your Passphrase Protocol: create strong, unique passphrases
  • Double Your Login Protection: turn on multi-factor authentication
  • Shop Safe Online
  • Play Hard To Get With Strangers: how to spot and avoid phish
Protect IT.
  • If You Connect, You Must Protect: updating to the latest security software, web browser and operating systems
  • Stay Protected While Connected: Wi-Fi safety
  • If You Collect It, Protect It: keeping customer/consumer data and information safe

Let’s work together and help others #becybersmart. 


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