October is Cybsecurity Awareness Month!
The Monroe County Information Technology Department is committed to cybersecurity education for the County, our employees, and our constituents. Founded in 2004, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held each October, is the world’s foremost initiative aimed at promoting cybersecurity awareness and best practices. Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, tribal communities, and individuals committed to educating others on online safety.
"The FBI reports that 800,000 cyber crime-related complaints were filed in 2022. Meanwhile, total losses were over $10 billion, shattering 2021’s total of $6.9 billion, according to the bureau’s Internet Crime Complaint Center" Please utilize the free resources provided by Monroe and our government partners to educate yourself and inform your friends and families. You can find helpful videos in the carousel below as well as free training, pamphlets, and information within the Cybersecurity Awareness sub-page.
Please use the arrows on the right and left of the carousel below to view cybersecurity related videos and infographics
About Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004, the initiative has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state, and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month and staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/