Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Learn how to be ‘Cyber Smart’
Courtesy of DATCP
WISCONSIN – We live in a world of electronic connectivity that requires individuals and businesses to approach cybersecurity with careful consideration in establishing, securing, and protecting their online accounts and information.
Throughout October, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will share resources for how individuals and businesses can protect their identity and data systems while using the internet.
“Each and every one of us has a responsibility to help ensure that our online information is kept safe and secure,” said Lara Sutherlin, DATCP’s Division of Trade and Consumer Protection Administrator. “Throughout National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, DATCP will provide consumers and businesses with information on cybersecurity and tips to help keep their personally identifiable information and accounts secure.”
Gov. Evers also issued a proclamation recognizing Oct. 2021 as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Wisconsin.
The National Cybersecurity Awareness Month weekly themes are:
- Be Cyber Smart (Week 1, Oct. 4): Provides information to empower all users to increase their cybersecurity by taking simple steps to reduce risks.
- Fight the Phish! (Week 2, Oct. 11): Learn how to spot and report phishing attempts to prevent ransomware and other malware attacks that damage individual and business security.
- Experience. Share. (Week 3, Oct. 18): Provides information about the demand, opportunities, and multiple career options available within the area of cybersecurity.
- Cybersecurity First (Week 4, Oct. 25): Explores how cybersecurity and staying safe online are increasingly important to the future of personal and business success as we continue to operate virtually in both our work and personal lives.
To participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, follow DATCP on Facebook and Twitter.
Visit DATCP’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/widatcp) for tips, tools, and events that encourage all users to own their role in protecting connected devices.