Throughout the month of October, the Department of Homeland Security will be celebrating National Cyber Security Month. To help build broader awareness, GovLoop will also be highlighting our cyber related guides, trainings and infographics as a means to educate and inform on cyber related issues. Today, cyber includes much more than just our personal identity and social security numbers. Every day, cyber defense is used to protect:
- Broadband networks
- Information networks that power business, hospitals and schools
- Critical infrastructure
- Classified government intelligence and documents
To kick-off Cybersecurity month, be sure to check out GovLoop’s guide below. I’ve also provided insights on DHS plan for the month and some additional GovLoop resources.
DHS has also released a schedule of their plans to celebrate National Cyber Security Month. Their schedule can be found below:
Week One (October 1-4):
Launch of 10th Annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity is Our Shared Responsibility. The next ten years in cybersecurity are critical to ensure a safe, secure, resilient cyberspace where the American way of life can thrive. Given the stakes we must remain focused on meeting the challenges of the next ten years.
Week Two (October 7-11):
Being Mobile: Online Safety and Security: Emphasizes the importance of cybersecurity no matter where you are or what device you are using.
Week Three (October 15-18):
Cyber Workforce and the Next Generation of Cyber Leaders: Highlights the importance of fostering the next generation cyber workforce through education and training.
Week Four (October 21-25):
Cyber Crime: Focuses on national and local efforts to prevent traditional crimes like theft, fraud, and abuse that can also take place online.
Week Five (October 28-31):
Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity: Highlights the growing intersection between cyber and physical security when protecting the Nation’s critical infrastructure.
Throughout the month, look for GovLoop posts highlighting our resources, until then here are some resources to get you started:
- Navigating the Cyber Threat Landscape
- Cyber Security in Focus [Infographic]
- Providing Secure Mobility for Agencies [Report]
- Agency of the Future Guide: Winning the Cybersecurity Battle
- Important Weapon in the Cyber War: SecureView MILS Workstation
- 9 Sources of Cyber Threats Highlighted in GAO Report