Shouldn’t every month be Cybersecurity Awareness Month
? A lot of small-business owners we know work very hard to make it so, often with great success. The official designation, however, comes from the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), a public/private sector coalition dedicated to keeping individuals and organizations safer and more secure online.
Observed every October for the past 17 years, the event was originally a collaboration between the NCSA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). What began as a modest outreach in 2004 has grown into a weeklong national initiative that now includes thousands of schools, companies, universities, non-profits and governments, which NCSA calls its “champions.” Last year, their number swelled by nearly 25%. Articles, press releases and other media coverage about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month garnered 3.5 billion views in the U.S. and 5 billion views globally.
As a cyber-focused company ourselves, TeamLogic IT applauds any program that promotes tighter data security–especially for small businesses, which the NCSA and its partners do extensively, with free videos, tip sheets and other resources, including a dedicated website at StaySafeOnline.com. We don’t think it’s at all overly ambitious to strive for making every month Cybersecurity Awareness Month
. If you agree, give TeamLogic IT a call to explore all the ways we can help move you in that direction–including training, education and a whole lot more.