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Note: This page documents a previous year’s activities and should be considered as reference only.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is over! Every October, we highlighted the importance of cybersecurity, good cyber hygiene, and their importance to the Air Force and Space Force.
The Department of Air Force overall theme for this year was:
Cybersecurity starts with all of us.
Follow the hashtags #Cyber4Us #Cyber4Me #BeCyberSmart on your favorite social media platforms to find valuable information.
Our weekly messages and behavior tips focused on:
Week of 3 October: Social Media, Privacy and You
Week of 10 October: Multi-Factor Authentication: More than a Password
Week of 17 October: Phishing: It's not just email anymore
Week of 24 October: Tying it all together - One Team, One Fight!
Click here for a video presentation by the National Cyber Director, Mr. Chris Inglis
Click here for a video presentation by Acting DoD Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer, Mr. David W. McKeown (also available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGyQbpADRm8) use the Menlo Security link to view if on VPN.
Week One is about social media, privacy and you. Here are some resources you can use:
Manage Your Privacy Settings - National Cybersecurity Alliance (staysafeonline.org)
Social Media - National Cybersecurity Alliance (staysafeonline.org)
Week Two is about Multifactor Authentication: More than a password! Here are some resources you can use:
Password Managers - National Cybersecurity Alliance (staysafeonline.org)
Week Three is about Phishing: It's not just email anymore. Here are some resources you can use:
Phishing - National Cybersecurity Alliance (staysafeonline.org)
Spotting a Vaccine Phishing Scam: Can You Find the Red Flags? - National Cybersecurity Alliance (staysafeonline.org)
Week Four is about Tying it all together - One team, one fight! Here are some resources you can use:
Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) is here!
Please go to our dedicated CSAM page CSAM 2022 (af.mil) to find tips on:
-- Social Media, Privacy, and You.
-- Multifactor Authentication: More than a password!
-- Phishing: it's not just for email anymore!
-- and much more...
USDA Cybersecurity Virtual Industry Expo & Conference, October 4-5
The 2022 USDA Cybersecurity Virtual Expo on October 4-5 provides information and resources on today's rapidly changing and diverse cybersecurity climate. The expo will also provide an opportunity to identify ways to work together and build a solid security foundation. Additionally, you will have the chance to discuss trends in cybersecurity with fellow members in the industry.
NOAA IT Security and Privacy Virtual Conference, October 19
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Cybersecurity Division’s mission is to prepare for every worst-case digital scenario, from extreme weather events and natural disasters to cyber-attacks. On October 19, participants will hear briefings from various NOAA components and industry leaders. Take advantage of our impressive speaker lineup and vendor meet and greet. Virtual exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are still available, but space is filling up quickly.
HHS Cybersecurity Awareness Month Event, October 26
On October 26, you have an exclusive opportunity to connect with HHS and Operations Divisions (OpDivs) personnel to share your brand at the HHS Cybersecurity Awareness Month Event. Presentations and informative learning sessions by industry and HHS subject matter experts will support this year’s theme, “It’s Easy to Stay Safe Online.” Discussions will include appropriate security precautions and the consequences of living in an internet-connected world.