Cybersecurity Awareness Month has been going on since 2004. This year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month urged the public, professionals, and industry partners to “see themselves in cyber” in the following ways:
- The public, by taking action to stay safe online.
- Professionals, by joining the cyber workforce.
- Cyber industry partners, as part of the cybersecurity solution.
CISA outlined four “things you can do” to stay safe online for individuals and families, including updating their software, thinking before they click, using strong passwords, and enabling multifactor authentication on sensitive accounts.
The industry has been teaching security tips to employees and the public for a long time. With so much repetitive media and education on cyber awareness in the rear-view mirror, the returning October focus weighs on many. Here’s a roundup of reactions to cyber month and traction from this year’s themes and messaging which should tell us if there’s more to the campaign than a public relations angle.
Top news from Cybersecurity Awareness Month this year
Sentiments about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 range from mindfulness to meme-fulness, with sage advice and wisecracking commingled across sharp, clever news and interest pieces.
At the top of the pile sits a review of “The dread, sincerity and comedy of Cybersecurity Awareness Month” from The Washington Post.
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