Champions represent individuals, companies, and organizations dedicated to promoting online safety and security at home and in the workplace.
“Spreading awareness on cybersecurity issues is something we do all year long,” said Brad Thies, founder and president. “But each October, we work to cast an even wider net with the goal of empowering each and every person to protect their data by taking simple, actionable steps. This has become even more vital this year with the increase of remote work across the globe. Overall, we want to see a more safe, secure internet experience for all.”
Cybersecurity Awareness Month—observed every October—was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online.
NCSAM is co-led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This year marks the 17th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, with the theme of, “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” According to NCSA’s website, the theme “empowers individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace.”
“By working together as a community to raise awareness, educate and train employees, and implement stronger security practices, we can really move the needle in terms of internet safety,” said Thies.