WannaCry, NotPeyta, Equifax and Deloitte. These days, the news is flooded with the latest data breach, malware attack and insider incident. The problems seem almost unavoidable, and you find you’re constantly checking your credit to make sure someone hasn’t exploited it. If we want to choose one positive point that comes from these events, we would point our fingers towards awareness. With the increased publicity and impact of social media, the attention and respect that cyber security, information security and data security deserves is starting to pick up steam. The first step in making changes is building awareness.

Cyber Security Awareness Month occurs every October, and it’s goal is to do just that. It’s goal to to build awareness, inform the community of possible threats and give tools to protect. As the U.S. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) homepage states, “The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not.” So, it’s time to build a world that is ready for a cyber incident.

IT Security Central is excited to be participating in this month campaign. Our mission is to connect industry leaders with actionable and useful knowledge on information security. We hope the content that you’ll find on the blog this month will be useful for your professional and personal life.

NCSAM has created 5 themes for the month of October that IT Security Central will be focusing on. These are the themes:

Week 1: October 2-6 – Theme: Simple Steps to Online Safety.

Week 2: October 9-13 – Theme: Cyber security in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business

Week 3: October 16-20 – Theme: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet

Week 4: October 23-27 – Theme: The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cyber security

Week 5: October 30-31 – Theme: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

Discover more about these themes at the NCSAM website.

In addition to blog posts, IT Security Central will be publishing several informative and engaging infographics and LinkedIn SlideShares throughout the month. You’ll be able to view these at this link.

We’re very excited to be participating in October’s Cyber Security Awareness Month. Stay tuned for more to come, and follow on social media to never miss a post.