October is Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Cyber awareness month canadaOctober is Cyber Security Awareness Month! Are you doing anything special to celebrate? What, you didn’t know cyber security awareness month was a thing?
In October of 2004, the National Cyber Security Association (the NCSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of the United States of America started cyber security awareness month as a way to raise awareness on the issue of cyber security. Since then, it is recognized globally every October. In Canada, “this campaign is focused on helping all Canadians be more secure online, by being informed and knowing the simple steps to take to protect themselves, their families, their workplace, and their devices.” In fact, the government of Canada has a website dedicated to cyber security awareness month called getcybersafe.gc.ca. At get cybersafe, you can do quizzes to test your own cyber security awareness, and lean more about securing mobile devices, networks, and smart home devices. So, now that you know all about cyber security awareness month, what do you plan on doing? Whether you own your own business, or just want to be more careful on social media, take the time this month to learn more about cyber security. Take the time and have your business do a cyber security health check. You owe it to yourself and your business to be cyber secure. Start by contacting us about cyber awareness training for your team.

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