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How to champion National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Halloween is right around the corner. While most people are gearing up for the holiday with terrifying tales of goblins and ghouls, we’re talking about a different kind of scary story.

And trust us – it’s the kind of story that keeps security pros up at night.

October 1 marked the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. To help promote the need for better security practices and awareness of the looming threats organizations face daily, we’re teaming up with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and joining its Champion Program. Organizations and individuals throughout the country are working toward the same goal we are – educating the public about cybersecurity. By combining resources, we increase our ability to arm security and IT teams to defend their sensitive data.

To kick off National Cyber Security Awareness month, we put on our detective hats to learn how data aware organizations are when it comes to data security. Here’s what we found:

The first step to deploying a successful cybersecurity plan is being data aware. Our mission is to help your business better understand its data, in order to uncover timely insights like what kind of information you are storing and who has access to it.

As a National Cyber Security Month Champion, we’re sharing tips and tricks about data awareness throughout the month, but increasing cybersecurity awareness doesn’t have to stop there. You can do your part by educating your colleagues about what they can do to help protect personal and company-owned data, and participating in the social conversation using the hashtag #CyberAware.

Join @DataGravityInc on Twitter and Periscope at 11:30 a.m. on Fridays as we answer cybersecurity questions in real time.

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Cheryle Cushion

Cheryle Cushion

Cheryle has more than 20 years of experience in developing corporate marketing strategies and executing integrated marketing programs that drive strong customer engagement via direct and indirect sales channels. She has held various marketing leadership roles in several successful companies including Infinio Systems, Raptor Systems, Interliant, Seahorse BioScience, Dell and most notably EqualLogic which was purchased by Dell in 2008 for $1.4B.