CISA Kicks Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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CISA Kicks Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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CISA Will Dedicate October to Encourage Everyone to “See Yourself in Cyber”
WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) kicked off Cybersecurity Awareness Month today, following a proclamation by President Biden designating October as a time for the public and private sectors to work together to continue raising awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and equip the American people with the resources needed to be safer and more secure online. Throughout October, CISA, in partnership with the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA), will focus on what it means to “See Yourself in Cyber” by highlighting the actions that all Americans can take to raise the baseline for cybersecurity across the country.

“To build a more resilient nation, everyone—from K through Gray—has a role to play, which is why our theme for this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month is ‘See Yourself in Cyber,'” said CISA Director Jen Easterly. “This October, we are taking this message directly to the American people because whether you’re a network defender or anyone with an internet connection, we all have a role to play in strengthening the cybersecurity of our nation. Throughout the month, CISA will be engaged with communities across the country to promote cyber hygiene—simple but effective ways to keep Americans safe online through basic steps like enabling multi-factor authentication; using strong passwords and a password keeper; recognizing and reporting phishing; and promptly updating software. Together, we will make better cybersecurity a reality.”

Throughout October, CISA will encourage Americans to “See Yourself in Cyber,” whether you are already working in cybersecurity, or you’re a vendor or supplier, an infrastructure owner or operator, a student, a job seeker, or an individual who uses the internet for work, school, or entertainment.
We encourage everyone to visit CISA’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month website and NCA’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month website, to get more information on how to get involved, as well as tools and resources you can use to help promote cybersecurity through October. Be sure to follow us on social media and join the #SeeYourselfInCyber conversation too.
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