As the spooky season rolls around once again, the spotlight is shined on the biggest boogeyman known to those of us online every day: cyberattacks. October was declared Cybersecurity Awareness Month by the president and Congress back in 2004, and the stakes surrounding cybersecurity have increased every year since. 

This year, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) have produced the campaign slogan “See Yourself in Cyber.” This slogan demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, it is truly all about people – whether that is safeguarding your devices for personal use or being cautious in the workplace. October 2022 will focus on the “people” part of cybersecurity.  

Throughout the month, CISA and NCA will highlight key action steps that everyone should take, including:  

  • Enable multifactor authentication 
  • Use strong passwords 
  • Recognize and report phishing  
  • Update your software 

For this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, CISA is encouraging everyone to see yourself in cyber no matter what role you play. As an individual or consumer, there are plenty of basic steps you can take to protect your online information and privacy. Vendors and suppliers can take ownership of their role while protecting their brand and reputation by putting strong cybersecurity practices in place at work to help prevent an incident at your facility or down the supply chain. Critical infrastructure owners and operators are part of a larger network of functions and systems that rely on or support other critical infrastructure. This responsibility means you should learn how your organization plays a part in ensuring cybersecurity for the larger ecosystems.   

If you need help strengthening your cybersecurity posture, 2W Tech is your partner of choice. We are a technology service provider with IT consultants who are experts in security solutions. Let the team at 2W Tech help ensure your organization and data is protected from all cyber threats. 

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