I remember the first time the President of the United States called a presidential address on cybersecurity – May 2009. This represented a monumental shift for our industry as the world stopped to recognize the evolving threat landscape and the likelihood that wars of the future would be fought in cyberspace. A few years later Herjavec Group had the privilege of being invited to the White House Summit on Cybersecurity. I took part in the day’s sessions with global tech leaders, speaking about enterprise and government security practices, improvements in detection, threat intelligence and what a truly proactive practice looks like. It’s funny to look back now – today our mainstream media is overloaded with cybersecurity content. Breach headlines are splashed across our screens and the words “cyber breach” have almost desensitized us into a new normal.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love cybersecurity. It evolves. It’s dynamic. It’s innovative and at the end of the day I really feel like we’re doing some good to protect enterprises globally from the threat of cybercrime. I am Batman remember??
That’s why I take initiatives like Cybersecurity Awareness Month so seriously. As advanced and mature as our industry is becoming, it’s our responsibility to ensure digital citizens globally remain acutely aware of cyber risks and how to protect themselves, their families and their businesses.
October is recognized globally as Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM). Initiated by the Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is commemorating its 15th year as an annual campaign. Supporters of this great initiative engage in activities to raise awareness around the importance of cybersecurity by educating businesses and consumers on industry trends, cyber security threats, and best practices.
Herjavec Group is proud to be a CSAM Champion! We firmly believe that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. End users, employees, and corporations alike need to band together to become more #CyberAware.
We want to enable your teams to participate in this important global initiative. Join us in the movement and leverage Herjavec Group’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month assets to spread the word amongst your colleagues, families and friends. Take our quiz to get Cyber Certified. Join one of our Twitter Chats. Follow our latest weekly blog content.