Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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Did you know that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month?!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month was established in 2003 by the National Cybersecurity Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Alliance with the goal of helping Americans stay safe and secure online.

Americans continue to become more and more reliant on tech and online solutions. The lines between our online and offline lives continue to blur to the point of becoming essentially non-existent. From social media to smart homes to cloud environments, our lives are becoming more and more reliant on tech and as such more and more susceptible to cybercrime. Our personal information, financial information, and critical business information lives in cyberspace and it is critical that we all do our part to keep this information secure.

The theme for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” The goal of this year’s theme is to inspire people and organizations to own protecting their part of cyberspace. If we all do our part by implementing stronger security practices, raising awareness both in our communities and work environments, educating vulnerable audiences, and training employees, we can help to make our increasingly interconnected world safer and more resilient for years to come.

Throughout the month of October, the Technology Process Management by United Systems team will be covering important information related to cybersecurity in their blog and on their social media pages beginning with the differences between cybersecurity and internet safety.

ARE CYBERSECURITY AND INTERNET SAFETY THE SAME?

We hear the terms cybersecurity and Internet safety, but are cybersecurity and Internet safety the same? The short answer is no. However, cybersecurity and Internet safety can incorporate many similar elements, and both involve online safety solutions. Yet, there are differences, which we’ll explore in this blog post. Essentially, internet safety is about individual people and their safety, while cybersecurity is more about securing devices or information held on systems.

Head on over to the TPM by United System website to read more and learn the key differences between internet safety and cybersecurity and how you can use this knowledge to protect your business!

And for anyone who is ever online (most people!), it’s essential to know all about Internet safety too. View our Cybersecurity Resource to download our Internet Safety eBook.  This is a great resource for everyone: children, parents, older people, employers, and employees alike. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.