It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month!  Be Aware, Be Very Aware!: Cybersecurity Best Practices

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and this week’s post for IPRO’s blog discusses ways to protect yourself against cyber threats and what you can do to promote awareness of cybersecurity best practices.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2004 as a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online.  That’s straight from the NCSA website.  And the NCSA theme for 2021 is ‘Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart’, helping to empower individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace.

The phrase “be afraid, be very afraid” (a tagline which came from the 1986 movie The Fly) seems very appropriate for the end of October and Halloween.  But, because of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the phrase “be aware, be very aware” is appropriate for the entire month of October!


So, what are five things you can do to help protect yourself and your organization from cyber threats?  How can you help promote awareness of Cybersecurity Awareness Month?  And who came up with the tagline “be afraid, be very afraid”?  I’ll bet you’ll never guess!  You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. 😉  It’s just one more click!

So, what do you think?  What other things can you and your organization do to protect against cyber threats?   Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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