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Cyber Security Awareness Month is the perfect reminder that we all have the power to make the internet safer.

M2M, a BUI company, is proud to announce its commitment to Cyber Security Awareness Month, held annually in October as part of a global effort to promote awareness about online safety and privacy.

The Cyber Security Awareness Month Champions Programme is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, non-profit organisations and individuals committed to the Cyber Security Awareness Month theme of Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart.

More than ever before, technology plays a part in almost everything we do. Connected devices have been woven into society as an integral part of how people communicate and access services essential to their well-being.

Despite these great advances in technology and the conveniences this provides, recent events have shown us how quickly our lives and businesses can be disrupted when cybercriminals and adversaries use technology to do harm.

Cyber Security Awareness Month aims to shed light on these security vulnerabilities, while offering actionable guidance surrounding behaviours that anyone can take to protect themselves and their organisations. Everyone has a responsibility to do their part in securing our interconnected world.

This year, Cyber Security Awareness Month’s main weekly focus areas will revolve around:

  • Understanding and implementing basic cyber hygiene, including the importance of strong passphrases, using multi-factor authentication, performing software updates and backing up data.
  • Recognising and reporting phishing attempts, whether they occur via email, text message, or chat boxes.
  • Empowering individuals to not only practice safe online behaviour, but consider joining the mission of securing our online world by considering a career in cyber security.
  • Making cyber security a priority in business by making products and processes “secure by design” and considering cyber security when purchasing new internet-connected devices.

If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.

Now in its 18th year, Cyber Security Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. M2M is proud to support this online safety awareness and education initiative which is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the US Department of Homeland Security.

For more information about Cyber Security Awareness Month 2021 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month.

And be sure to follow M2M on Facebook and LinkedIn for news, updates, resources, and helpful security tips throughout the month of October!

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