Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. In a world where the cyberthreat landscape continues growing rapidly in size and sophistication, that’s the key message driving the focus of 2019’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) this October. Held every October, NCSAM is a collaborative effort between government and the private sector to promote cybersecurity awareness and the need for every American to come up to speed with the knowledge and resources they need to combat cyberthreats online at home and in the workplace.
This year’s NCSAM overarching theme, “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.”, doubles down on the essential role individuals need to play in this nearly existential struggle. Today’s post focuses on the second of the three legs of this year’s theme, “Secure IT,” and how individuals can help support securing their personal data and the personal data contained in their organizations.