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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Stay safe and secure

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Cisco is a Champion Sponsor of this annual campaign to help people recognize the importance of cybersecurity. Throughout the month we will share  helpful resources, blogs, and webinars, plus host live events, to help you meet your most pressing cybersecurity challenges. Check out the calendar of events below to see what’s happening this week and what’s scheduled.

Securing critical infrastructure

Day in and day out we rely on these systems to support our daily life. From financial services to healthcare to transportation, security professionals everywhere are rising to the challenge.

Preparing for future threats

Preparing for future threats

The National Cyber Security Alliance head and Cisco’s chief security officer discuss today’s challenges and how we can all be cyber-resilient tomorrow.

Join our Twitter chat

Join our Twitter chat

Edna Conway, chief security officer for our global value chain, talks about the most pressing issues throughout the life cycle. Join the conversation Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. ET.

Security with AI

Security with AI

What role will artificial intelligence and machine learning play in the future of cybersecurity? Read what industry leaders are saying.

Featured resources

Cybersecurity 24x7

Cybersecurity 24x7

Stay up to date on the latest security issues throughout the year.

Cisco Trust Center

Manage your risk

The Trust Center supports the security, trust, privacy, and resilience of our customers.

Cybersecurity month at a glance

Workplace security

October 9-13: During week 2, we explore how cybersecurity should be a priority for everyone at your organization. Steve Martino, CISO at Cisco, discusses the challenges of securing a mobile workforce.

Predictions for the Internet

October 16-20: During week 3, our experts will weigh in on where they see the cybersecurity industry headed. While you wait, watch an IoT attack unfold.

Careers in cybersecurity

October 17-23: In week 4, we’ll provide you with the resources you need to succeed in a cybersecurity career. Our live panel features leaders who all took unique paths to finding their cybersecurity roles.

Protecting infrastructure

We wrap up the month with a look at the systems that keep society running smoothly. Check back for resources on how utilities, manufacturing, healthcare, and other industries should be framing their cybersecurity approach.

How to stay involved

Follow us on our social media channels to see the latest content as it goes live. 

News and events in Europe

Prioritize cybersecurity

Prioritize cybersecurity

Four top tips for getting cybersecurity more time in the boardroom.

BYOD cybersecurity tips

BYOD tips

How to make cybersecurity attacks more difficult for criminals.

The effectiveness gap

The effectiveness gap

What do security and your kitchen have in common?

Week 1 archive: Stop. Think. Connect.

Week 1’s theme was all about staying safe online. It’s as easy as 1-2-3. First stop and make sure security measures are in place. Then think about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online. Now connect and enjoy the Internet.

Cybersecurity is for everyone

Cybersecurity is for everyone

What practical steps should everyone be taking to keep safe? Cisco’s VP and chief privacy officer weighs in.

Protect your data and privacy

Protect your data and privacy

In their debut podcast, our executives discuss how to keep your data safe in a connected world.

Blazing the trail

Blazing the trail

Join women leaders in cybersecurity to learn what they consider the top challenges and opportunities in the industry.

Week 2 archive: Cybersecurity is everyone’s business

This week, we focused on how you can create a culture of cybersecurity at your organization. From the breakroom to the boardroom, cybersecurity is a responsibility we all share.

Our CISO on user education

Our CISO on user education

Learn how Steve Martino tackles the challenge of educating Cisco employees about a top threat: phishing.

Introducing kids to cybersecurity

Introducing kids to cybersecurity

Try this fun game to introduce children to basic cybersecurity concepts.

Navigating the threat landscape

Navigating the threat landscape

Learn the 9 basic steps you should take to secure your organization.

Week 3 archive: Today’s predictions for tomorrow’s Internet

In week 3, we explored where the cybersecurity industry is heading. What new challenges will individuals and organizations face? How can we stay secure in an increasingly interconnected world? Our executives and experts weighed in.

A fresh look at the IoT

A fresh look at the IoT

How can song lyrics help explain the IoT? Read Steve Caimi’s blog to find out.

Defending your operations

Defending your operations

Learn how to meet challenges of the IoT era in the latest “Ask the IoT Whiz” podcast.

Preparing for threats to come

Preparing for threats to come

No one knows security like our chief security and trust officer, John N. Stewart.

Archive week 4: Consider a career in cybersecurity

A key risk to our economy and security is the shortage of professionals who can protect our networks. This week we showcase resources that encourage the next generation to pursue a career in cybersecurity. We also discuss training that professionals can use now.

Joining the Talos team

Joining the Talos team

So you want to be a threat researcher? Learn what it’s like in this “Beers with Talos” podcast.

Make your resume stand out

Make your resume stand out

Cisco Services VP Ashley Arbuckle and others give advice on how you can succeed in your job hunt.

The impact of a certification

The impact of a certification

Read how a systems administrator at the Nashville Zoo expanded her career opportunities. (PDF)