Every company should be hardening their employees against cyber attack. This is typically done through training and awareness campaigns. Creating the materials for an engaging campaign can be costly and time consuming. Aligning with national and international campaigns can help strengthen training and awareness programs without much effort on teams.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month, every October, is a collaboration between government and private industry to raise awareness about digital security and empower everyone to protect their personal data from digital forms of crime.
The month is dedicated to creating resources and communications for organizations to talk to their employees and customers about staying safe online.
Everyone can make a difference during Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Whether you have a minute, an hour or a day – or all month long – check out ways you can participate and support Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Become a Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion for free resources to help you build your own campaign!
The 2022 Champion program is a way to officially show your support for Cybersecurity Awareness Month and receive free resources. Champions represent those dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted internet. Being a Champion is easy and does not require any financial support.
Registered Champions receive a Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 toolkit of materials, including:
- A guide to Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022
- Social media graphics and sample social media posts
- A sample email to send to employees and press release for organizations
- Cybersecurity Awareness Month logos and branding guidelines
- A video conference background and email signature
- Sample articles
- Tip Sheets and Infographics
These resources are provided every year for individuals and companies who sign up as champions. There are also other Stay Safe Online campaigns throughout the year you can leverage, like Data Privacy Week
in January and Identity Management Day