National Cyber Security Awareness Month - October
Sat, Oct 1, 2022

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber ​​Security Awareness Month takes place in October every year and talks about the importance of security on the Internet. The World Wide Web has become a part of our lives, it is hard to imagine a day without social networks, news, photos, online communication. Some 50 years ago, cybersecurity did not exist yet, now its relevance is only growing.

History

National Cyber ​​Security Awareness Month was founded in 2004 – the decision was made by several American organizations (CISA and NCSA). The whole world this year noticed that cybersecurity is becoming a huge problem: hackers penetrated various resources and engaged in illegal activities. This is still happening.

If in 2009 the holiday had a specific theme – “Our Common Responsibility”, then in subsequent years the idea changed all the time. For example, cases of extortion, phishing, breaches of confidential data have become more frequent in recent years. It’s hard to believe that over 2019 billion accounts were stolen in 5!

Every year there are new tricks of scammers. Existing organizations work daily, improving methods. Ordinary people may not know all the subtleties, but they must know the basic rules and methods of protection.

Interesting facts

Some interesting points:

  • cybercrime losses totaled $6 trillion in 2021;
  • in 2022, approximately 6 million attackers;
  • there are hackers who don’t try to steal personal information – they hack to find software weaknesses and pass them on to developers;
  • North Korea is the only country in which the Internet is available only to high-profile individuals.

How to celebrate

How to spend this month – decide for yourself! We recommend that you change old passwords on all accounts (they should not be repeated), get a good antivirus and scan your computer, phone, netbook … Learn the usefulness of two-factor authentication, learn to detect suspicious emails, do not follow unverified links.

When is National Cyber Security Awareness Month in 2022?

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is observed on October 1 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday October 1 2022
Sunday October 1 2023
Tuesday October 1 2024
Wednesday October 1 2025
Thursday October 1 2026