October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and at MeridianLink, we’re marking the occasion as a 2021 “Cybersecurity Champion,” joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy.
The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals committed to the theme of “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”
The goal of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is to shed light on cybersecurity issues and to provide guidance for protecting against security breaches and cybercrime.
This year, the weekly focus areas will revolve around:
- Understanding and implementing basic cyber hygiene, including the importance of strong passphrases, using multi-factor authentication, performing software updates and backing up data.
- Recognizing and reporting phishing attempts whether it’s through email, text messages, or chat boxes.
- Empowering individuals to not only practice safe online behavior, but also to consider joining the mission by pursuing a career in cybersecurity.
- Making cybersecurity a priority in business by making products and processes “secure by design” and considering cybersecurity when purchasing new internet-connected devices.
Join Us in Promoting Online Safety and Security
Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safe and secure online. MeridianLink is proud to support this far-reaching online safety awareness and education initiative led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
For more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/. You can also follow and use the official hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media throughout the month.