Cyber Awareness

Cyber Awareness

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Every October, cybersecurity professionals and enthusiasts alike observe Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Backed by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and National Cyber Security Alliance, Cybersecurity Awareness Month encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace.

For many organizations, it’s the perfect time to celebrate cybersecurity awareness and jump-start a training program with the countless resources available. But before we dive into how to use this Cybersecurity Awareness Month to your advantage, we first must understand the role of cybersecurity awareness in keeping your employees and organization safe.

Cybersecurity awareness involves being mindful of cybersecurity in day-to-day situations. Being aware of the dangers of browsing the web, checking email and interacting online are all components of cybersecurity awareness. As business leaders, it’s our responsibility to make sure everyone considers cybersecurity an essential part of their role.

Not everyone in an organization needs to understand concepts like SPF records and DNS cache poisoning, but empowering every employee with information relevant to their role helps them stay safe online—both at work and home. Role-based training for technical and non-technical staff is the best way to prepare the right people for the right cybersecurity threats.

Cybersecurity awareness could mean something a bit different to your general workforce than it means to technical teams. Management of data, permissions and regulations are topics that your IT team needs to know but aren’t necessarily relevant to the rest of your organization. Delivering the appropriate training to each team is vital to building a cybersecurity awareness program that motivates lasting behavior change.

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