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Steve Hosie holds CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CDPSE professional cybersecurity certificates and has over 34 years as an active security practitioner in mainframe cybersecurity and compliance.
Nineteen years ago, Cybersecurity Awareness Month was established for October. Every October, security practitioners create awareness about how best to protect your private information on a personal as well as a corporate level.
What steps can you take on a personal basis to help protect your personal, private information and prevent identity theft or the compromise of your login credentials to your retirement accounts, bank accounts, or stock trading accounts? And, on a corporate level, what actions are taken to ensure the protection, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your personal, private data?
This year there are four areas of focus for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022:
Is it easy to stay safe online? Yes. However, you must implement certain safeguards, just like locking the front door to your home.
Here are some important recommendations to help you #BeCyberSmart:
We encourage you to take a risk-based approach and focus on the behaviors most important to you and any organization that you have an established relationship with, i.e. employers and any company who processes your personal private data.
We have all seen the news, all too often, unfortunately, when one company or another has been hacked, and millions of records containing customer personal data have been compromised. It’s time for consumers to start requiring all organizations, private or public, to take the same actions across all of their computing platforms and ensure the full protection of their private data.
We should always keep cybersecurity top of mind and ask the following questions:
Everyone has a right to have their personal, private data protected and to have a safe internet experience, so let’s all remember to play our part and #BeCyberSmart.
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