Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 Kickoff
According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, “an estimated $6 trillion will be spent globally on cybersecurity by 2021.” With investors putting trillions of dollars into cybersecurity, why should we be concerned? Won’t the incident response teams your company hired and antivirus software installed onto your computer cover the need for cybersecurity education?
It won’t. That’s the thing about cybersecurity - it’s everyone’s job. From the newest intern to the head of operations in a company, without cybersecurity training, everyone is susceptible to attacks.
What is Cybersecurity Awareness Month?
At Wildcard, the month of October is an opportunity for our company to promote cybersecurity awareness for all! Cybersecurity is at the heart of our mission as well as the forefront of our operations.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created as a campaign to ensure that everyone has the resources needed to stay safe online. This effort is going on its 18th year as individuals, organizations, and companies across the country work together to spread awareness. The National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency co-lead the month-long campaign.
Wildcard Corp. is proud to announce its sixth year of participation as a Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion. We joined hundreds of organizations of all sizes and industries that look to promote cybersecurity to create a safer (and secure) online environment for all.
As a Champion, we look forward to promoting this year’s theme of Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. Throughout the entire month, we will be sharing blog posts, videos, and other content to help further understanding of basic cybersecurity and how individuals and organizations alike fit into these skills.
In the next four weeks of October, we will be focusing on these different topics for promotion of cybersecurity awareness:
- October 1: Kick-off (Glad you could join us!)
- Week of October 4 (Week 1): Be Cyber Smart
- Week of October 11 (Week 2): Fight the Phish
- Week of October 18 (Week 3): Explore. Experience. Share. (Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week)
- Week of October 25 (Week 4): Cybersecurity First
Show your Support
Are you ready to join the outreach for a safer online environment? Becoming a Cybersecurity Awareness Champion is quick, easy, and does not require any financial commitment! Whether you are an individual looking to educate your friends and family or are an organization dedicated to training employees, cybersecurity is everyone’s job.
Signing up will give you access to a free CSAM Champion toolkit to kickstart your social campaign. Use the hashtag #BeCyberSmart throughout October and beyond to raise involvement!
At Wildcard, we know the importance of cybersecurity. That’s why we work to provide a wide range of services that can help you improve security at any level. Let’s start protecting our data and future today.