Celebrating Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Celebrating Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an annual occurrence, this year’s initiative has an overarching theme of See Yourself in Cyber. Every day during October we will be posting cybersecurity tips and resources on social media to support our customers in protecting themselves and their organisations against cybercrime. Cybersecurity news articles are often about huge data breaches and hackers, it can seem overwhelming and leave people feeling powerless against it. But Cybersecurity Awareness Month reminds everyone that there are all kinds of ways to keep your data protected. It can make a huge difference even by practicing the basics of cybersecurity.

The main messages for Cybersecurity awareness month for this year are encouraging organisations to;

  • Enable multi-factor authentication
  • Use strong passwords and a password manager
  • Update software regularly
  • Recognise and report phishing

We are looking forward to Cybersecurity Awareness Month this year in particular, following the launch of the Cyber Resilience Certification from ramsac. As leading cybersecurity experts, we have created a certification system that assesses where you are on your cybersecurity journey and provides you with insight on areas where you could improve. Once we’ve assessed where you are, we will provide you with a certification level of Bronze, Silver, or Gold, which demonstrates that you take the protection of data seriously to employees, customers and stakeholders.

Our Managing Director at ramsac, Rob May is passionate about cyber safety, he travels the world giving Cybersecurity keynote talks, training boards, company officers and their staff and he’s also Ambassador for Cybersecurity in the UK for the IoD. Rob believes that every business should engage in Cybersecurity Awareness Month, talking about the programme he recently said

“Training our staff, our learners and our loved ones about the risks of cybercrime, helping them understand simple things that they can do to protect themselves and signposting tricks and scams is something that we should all engage with”.

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. For more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit Stay Safe online

Follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter for daily tips throughout the month on how you can protect yourself and your organisation against Cybercrime. You can also follow and use the official hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media throughout the month.

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