Be #CyberAware in October


October started on the first with World Vegetarian Day and ends on the 31st with Halloween. But it’s also National Cyber Security Awareness Month and European Cyber Security Month

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance launched National Cyber Security Awareness Month in 2004.  President Barack Obama made it official with a proclamation in 2010. In doing so, Obama declared the global Stop. Think. Connect. campaign—which, according to its website seeks to help “all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online”—the national cybersecurity awareness campaign.

Across the pond, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security started European Cyber Security Month in 2012. During the pilot month, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and the U.K. held events and participated in events to raise awareness of cybersecurity. This year, there are 180 activities happening across 28 countries. 

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