This year’s initiative highlights the growing importance of cybersecurity and encourages individuals and organizations to take necessary measures to stay safe and secure in an increasingly connected world.
September 20, 2021 – – MURRELLS INLET, SC. C&K Systems, a leading provider of managed services and retail technology solutions, announced that it has become an official Cybersecurity Awareness Month champion, joining a growing global effort to promote online safety and privacy awareness.
The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals committed to the Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme of ‘Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.’
Cybersecurity is a critical issue for all of us. It’s essential now more than ever, as we see the widespread effects that cybercrime can have on people and businesses alike. By taking small steps to improve your cyber hygiene, you can help protect yourself from harm while also increasing awareness about cybersecurity in general.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to shed light on vulnerability surrounding behaviors anyone can take to protect themselves and their organizations. Everyone has a responsibility to do their part in securing our interconnected world.
This year, the Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s main weekly focus areas will revolve around:
● Understanding and implementing basic cyber hygiene, including the importance of strong passphrases, using multi-factor authentication, performing software updates, and backing up data.
● Recognizing and reporting phishing attempts, whether it’s through email, text messages, or chat boxes.
● Shoring up your ransomware defenses with an effective data backup and protection strategy.
● Make cybersecurity a priority in business by making products and processes “secure by design” and consider cybersecurity when purchasing new internet-connected devices.
A more secure and resilient world starts with more robust security practices, community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences, or training employees. Everyone can play a part by doing their share to make the internet safer for everyone.
Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. C&K Systems is proud to support this yearly online safety awareness and education initiative co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
For more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/. You can also follow and use the official hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media throughout the month.
About C&K Systems
For over 30 years, C&K Systems has helped retailers, businesses, and government organizations solve their business challenges with the right retail solutions and technology. C&K Systems offer scalable solutions from iVend Cloud Retail, NCR Counterpoint POS (Point of Sale) Software, Ecommerce Integrations to Woocommerce, Shopify, and Magento, and Managed Services & Security Solutions. All backed by world-class, round-the-clock client support. Visit cksystem.com for more information and follow C&K Systems on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn @ckretailsystems.
About Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity to increase the nation’s resiliency in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004, Congress, federal, state, local governments, and leaders from industry and academia have formally recognized the initiative. This united effort is necessary to maintain safer and more resilient cyberspace and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/
About National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a nonprofit alliance to create a more secure connected world. We enable powerful, public-private partnerships in our mission to educate and inspire individuals to protect themselves, their families, and their organizations for the collective good. Our primary partners are the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and our Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; AIG; Bank of America; Cofense; Discover; Eli Lilly and Company; ESET North America; Facebook; KnowBe4; La-Z-Boy; Lenovo; Marriott International; Mastercard; Microsoft; Mimecast; NortonLifeLock; Paubox; Proofpoint; Raytheon; Terranova Security; U.S. Bank; VISA; Wells Fargo. The National Cyber Security Alliance’s core efforts include Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October), Data Privacy Day (January 28); Identity Management Day; and CyberSecure My Business™. For more information on the National Cyber Security Alliance, please visit https://staysafeonline.org.