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Oswego Health Announces Commitment to Growing Global Cybersecurity Success by Becoming a Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 Champion

Corporate news | Monday, October 3, 2022

Contact: Jamie Leszczynski

Oswego Health announced today that it has signed on as a Champion for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022. Founded in 2004, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held each October, is the world’s foremost initiative aimed at promoting cybersecurity awareness and best practices. The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals committed to educating others about online safety.

From mobile to connected home devices, technology is becoming more intertwined with our daily lives. And while the evolution of technology is moving at a rapid pace, cybercriminals are working just as hard to find ways to compromise technology and disrupt personal and business life. Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to highlight some of the emerging challenges that exist in the world of cybersecurity, and provide straightforward actionable guidance that anyone can follow to create a safe and secure digital world for themselves and their loved ones.

See Yourself in Cyber

This year’s campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. This October will focus on the “people” part of cybersecurity to ensure all individuals and organizations make smart decisions whether on the job, at home or at school – now and in the future. This year, the Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s main focal areas revolve around four key fundamental cybersecurity best practices:

  • Recognizing and reporting phishing – still one of the primary threat actions used by cybercriminals today.
  • Understanding the benefits of using a password manager and dispelling existing myths around password manager security and ease of use.
  • Enabling multi-factor authentication on personal devices and business networks.
  • Installing updates on a regular basis and turning on automated updates.

Now in its 19th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safe and secure online. Oswego Health is proud to support this far-reaching online safety awareness and education initiative which is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.