National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
A Nation Wide Initiative
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort promoted by the U.S. government and private sector to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure all Americans have access to the knowledge and resources they need to be safer and more secure online.
NCSAM is co-led by The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA). NCSAM has grown extensively over the past 16 years since its inception, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and citizens across the nation.
Cyber security in the new technological age is of greater importance than it has ever been before because the entire globe is now involved and connected. The threats to our security can now come from all sides as we have computers, or computerized things, in every aspect of our lives. Not only are our computers and phones are connected to the internet, but also our TV's, security systems, refrigerators, thermostats, and more.
So much of our lives depend on the networking capabilities of the internet working in our favor, but when our networks are used against us the results can be more devastating than ever before. Now a hacker can break into your phone, computer, or even your car and learn everything they need to know to steal your privacy and your personal data putting you at risk for identity theft, data ransoming, extensive financial loss and more.
NCSAM 2019 will emphasize personal accountability and stress the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace. This year’s overarching message – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, e-commerce security.
At Wildcard we know how important it is to be cyber secure. That's why security is a priority in everything we do. From web development and software development to custom IT solutions, we always make sure security best practices are followed.
Stay tuned for more information on cybersecurity throughout the month!
Keep an eye on our our blog page and social media feeds for advice on how you can be more #CyberSecure in both your personal and professional life!
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Wildcard is a proud participant of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month Champion program. It’s really easy to sign up, and there’s no charge to be involved.
Any organization or business can sign up to be a NCSAM Champion & pledge to be more #CyberAware! Individuals can also sign up and as Champions of cybersecurity.
You can pledge to be a cybersecurity champion here.