Defendify Champions Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022

october is national cybersecurity awareness month
october is national cybersecurity awareness month

Defendify is proud to be a Champion for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022. Founded in 2004, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held each October, is the world’s foremost initiative to promote cybersecurity awareness and best practices. The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, non-profit organizations, and individuals committed to educating others on online safety. 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to highlight some of the emerging challenges that exist in the world of cybersecurity today and provide straightforward, actionable guidance that anyone can follow to create a safe and secure digital world for themselves and their loved ones. 

This year, the Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s main focal areas revolve around four key fundamental cybersecurity best practices:

Recognizing and reporting phishing – still one of the primary threat actions cybercriminals use today.

Understanding the benefits of using a password manager and dispelling existing myths around password manager security and ease of use.

● Enabling multi-factor authentication on personal devices and business networks. 

Installing updates regularly and turning on automated updates.

Now in its 19th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. Defendify is proud to support this far-reaching online safety awareness and education initiative co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

About Defendify

Defendify is pioneering cybersecurity for scaling organizations. Delivering multiple layers of protection, Defendify provides cybersecurity expertise and support through an all-in-one platform designed to continuously strengthen cybersecurity across people, process, and technology. Defendify streamlines cybersecurity assessments, testing, policies, training, detection, and response in one consolidated and cost-effective cybersecurity solution. Take the next step towards robust cybersecurity at defendify.com.

About Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004, the initiative has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state, and local governments, and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/ 

About National Cybersecurity Alliance

The National Cybersecurity Alliance is a non-profit organization that aims to create a more secure, interconnected world. We advocate for the safe use of all technology and educate everyone on how best to protect ourselves, our families, and our organizations from cybercrime. We create strong partnerships between governments and corporations to amplify our message and foster a greater “digital” good. National Cybersecurity Alliance’s core efforts include Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Week (Jan. 24-28th); and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources, and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyberattacks. For more information, please visit https://staysafeonline.org

Resources & insights

The Ultimate Guide to Phishing & Social Engineering
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The Ultimate Guide to Phishing & Social Engineering
When your staff is well-versed in the basics of phishing and social engineering, you can take your organization's cyber-risk mitigation to the next level.
Stolen Password?
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Have a Stolen Password? Here's What to Do About It
Stolen passwords will not just affect you as an individual; they can also compromise your entire organization. So, if you have a stolen password, here’s what to do about it.
Time to Spring Clean Your Data Security Policy and Procedures
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Time to Spring Clean Your Data Security Policy and Procedures
It's time to spruce up your data security policy and procedures during this spring season of renewal. Purge harmful and old passwords and other bad cyber habits, making room for proper password hygiene, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and continuous cybersecurity awareness.

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