4 Behaviors to Implement for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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CyberSecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month—a time to raise awareness for online safety, promote cybersecurity best practices, and incorporate them into our everyday lives.

This year’s theme is “It’s easy to stay safe online,” according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance.

The four behaviors of this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month focus on:

  1. Enabling multi-factor authentication
  2. Utilizing strong passwords
  3. Keeping software updated
  4. Knowing the red flags of phishing and how to report it

We’re taking a closer look at each behavior and providing more information on how you can incorporate it into your organization and personal life.

  • Update Operating Systems and Anti-Virus Software

    Ensure your operating system is set for automatic updates and reboot your system regularly. Antivirus and anti-malware programs should automatically check for updates and scan your devices. Here are some additional software update resources:

  • Recognizing and reporting Phishing

    Phishing is a leading cause of global data breaches—launching multiple platforms in their attack, including email, phone calls, and texts. Knowing how to detect the red flags and react to phishing attacks is your first line of defense against them. Check out the following resources about Phishing:

By applying these behaviors, you are taking actionable steps toward staying secure online. Contact us for more guidance on how to safeguard your organization or visit our Insights page to learn more.


About the Author
Kathy Staples

Kathy Staples

Marketing Manager

Kathy Staples has over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, with special focus on corporate marketing initiatives and serving as an account manager for many Fortune 500 clients. As CampusGuard's Marketing Manager, Kathy's main objectives are to drive the company's brand awareness and marketing strategies while strengthening our partnerships with higher education institutions and organizations. Her marketing skills encompass multiple digital marketing initiatives, including campaign development, website management, SEO optimization, and content, email, and social media marketing.