Celebrating 20 Years of Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Posted on September 19, 2023 by Louise Howland
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an important month here at ramsac, the aim of this month is to raise awareness about digital security and empower everyone to protect their personal data from digital forms of crime.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.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 will focus on four key behaviours all month long:
- Use strong passwords and a password manager
- Turn on multi-factor authentication
- Recognise and report phishing
- Update software
We are looking forward to Cybersecurity Awareness Month this year in particular, following the launch of secure+ from ramsac. As leading cybersecurity experts, we have created secure+ to be a fully-managed, 24/7 cybersecurity monitoring service, run by our dedicated in-house cybersecurity team. We detect a breach the moment it happens and take action to prevent damage from being done.
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 20th 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 2023 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit Stay Safe online