The University of Akron has signed on as Champion for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 for the second year in a row. Founded in 2004, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held each October, is the world’s foremost initiative aimed at promoting cybersecurity awareness and best practices. The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, non-profit organizations and individuals committed to educating others on online safety.
This year's Cybersecurity Awareness Month focuses on four key fundamental cybersecurity best practices:
- Recognizing and reporting phishing – still one of the primary threat actions used by cybercriminals today;
- Understanding the benefits of using a password manager and dispelling existing myths around password manager security and ease of use;
- Enabling multi-factor authentication on personal devices and business networks; and
- Installing updates on a regular basis and turning on automated updates.
And, as a bonus, we've included some information about ransomware. The goal is to help everyone #BeCyberSmart.