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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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2023 marks 20 Years of Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Cybersecurity Awareness Month — celebrated every October — was created in 2004 as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. NIST has partnered with other federal agencies to help raise awareness about cybersecurity and engage with public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident. Let’s remember  #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth!

This year, the focus is on four key behaviors throughout the month:

  1. Enabling multi-factor authentication
  2. Using strong passwords and a password manager
  3. Updating software
  4. Recognizing and reporting phishing



Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 Blog Series 

Week 1 - Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication (Published October 2, 2023)

Week 2 - Using Strong Passwords and a Password Manager (Published October 10, 2023)

Week 3 - Updating Software (Published October 18, 2023)

Week 4 - Recognizing and Reporting Phishing (Published October 24, 2023)

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Created September 16, 2016, Updated October 25, 2023