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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

It’s October, which means we are officially kicking off Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CAM). The annual campaign is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of prioritizing cybersecurity. This year’s overarching theme celebrates 20 Years of Cybersecurity Awareness Month as we reflect the changes in the industry over the years.


Alongside CISA and NCSA, Adlumin will focus on the following areas during the campaign:

Week of October 2 (Week 1): Enable Multi-Factor Authentication  
Week of October 9 (Week 2): Use Strong Passwords  
Week of October 16 (Week 3): Recognize and Report Phishing   
Week of October 23 (Week 4): Update Your Software  

Adlumin wants to be your guide to cyber resilience, ensuring that securing your personal and organization’s data remains a priority. Share this cyber journey with us and celebrate CAM with a few reminders from our campaign – and be sure to check back each week for new resources! 

Week 1: Enable Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an incredibly essential tool that goes the extra mile in keeping accounts secure. Rather than asking for a password and username, MFA requires additional verification, which enhances security and decreases the risk of a successful attack. Usernames and passwords can be stolen by third parties and are vulnerable to brute force attacks. Enforcing an MFA factor as if it is a physical hardware key or thumbprint means increased confidence that an organization is mitigating cyber risk. This month, we are showing users how easy it is to enable MFA.  

Multi-Factor Authentication Tip Shit

Week 2: Use Strong Passwords and a Password Manager

A strong password is a vital first step when protecting accounts from cybercriminals. When passwords are used daily to access applications or accounts, and they lack complexity, it is more likely to be compromised. The average person manages much more than just one password. Password managers save a lot of time and headaches by recommending solid passwords. This Cyber Security Awareness month, we are eliminating misconceptions about password managers and showing individuals how these tools will keep them secure.    

CAM_23Passwords Tip sheet

Week 3: Recognize and Report Phishing

Phishing attacks are increasing yearly and have become a common problem for organizations, large or small, and can be challenging to detect. Phishing is an early-stage and reliable tactic used by cybercriminals to gain access to networks as a part of a larger attack. Equipping yourself with the proper knowledge is the best defense when protecting an organization's data and assets. Phishing is always a severe risk, and this month we are giving individuals the tools they need to spot the next phishing attack. 

CAM_23Phishing Tip Sheet

Protecting SMBs: Key Cybersecurity Data Insights

Adlumin brings you a comprehensive visual overview of key statistics and trends. Shedding light on the evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats and challenges small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face.   


Week 4: Update Your Software

One of the simplest ways to keep data secure is to update software and apps continuously. Updates improve program features and compatibility, all while preventing security issues. Software is never released perfectly, so it is vital to deploy updates when available continuously. Typically, bugs are discovered and then released in updates to fix those issues. Updates can come across as time-consuming, but they ensure organizations are protected against harmful cyberattacks that could be costly. We encourage readers to step ahead of cybercriminals and not delay their software update notifications. 

CAM_23Phishing Tip Sheet

Spot "The Lurker" Contest

This Cybersecurity Awareness month, we're equipping you with the knowledge you need to uncover threats lurking inside your network. Locate the Lurker to win big with Adlumin!

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