Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber Security Awareness Month

Date posted: October 2, 2018

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. This international campaign underlines the importance of being secure online, by being informed and knowing what to do protect your data online.

In Canada, Cyber Security Month is organized into five weekly themes:

Week 1: Our internet; our cyber security – The internet is a shared resource and cyber security is a shared responsibility.

Week 2: Buy Secure – It’s important to buy devices and apps from reputable sources.

Week 3: Our Data is Valuable – All Canadians and businesses have data that is valuable to them which also makes it valuable to cybercriminals.

Week 4: Our critical eye and the internet – Digital literacy includes the ability to evaluate digital media so we can make informed decisions.

Week 5: Our Future in Cyber Security – The demand for cyber security practitioners will only increase, with a need for activities and initiatives to help close the cyber talent gap.

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