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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Explore our monthlong roster of events, activities, and educational content.

What is Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

It's an annual campaign aimed at educating the public about the importance of cybersecurity. While it began in the United States, similar programs are found worldwide. Cisco Secure is proud to provide new educational resources throughout the month of October to help inform, educate, and empower people everywhere.

Week 1: Be cyber smart

We are gearing up for a month full of content to help educate you and your families about cybersecurity best practices. Check out our resources for the first week.

Cybersecurity in healthcare

See how providers are securing data as healthcare expands beyond the hospital.

Security for remote workers

Explore simple actions you can take to reduce malware, simplify security, and improve network performance.

Protect nonprofits

Learn why safeguarding charitable organizations is vital for global and enterprise security.

Week 2: Fight the phish

Check out our resources for the second week to learn more about how to stay safe from cyberattacks.

Defend against ransomware

Read about the four scenarios that companies can use to safeguard themselves from ransomware attacks.

Think before you click

There are several types of phishing attacks. Learn how to protect yourself so you don't take their bait.

Cybersecurity explained

Ransomware, phishing, zero trust: We explain complicated concepts in simple language.

Week 3: Cybersecurity career awareness

This week we will highlight resources that inspire and promote the exploration of cybersecurity careers.

Explore career possibilities

Read the stories of cybersecurity professionals from around the world and hear how they got their starts.

5 tips to help you get hired

Check out our five tips to help you convince the hiring manager that you are the candidate to hire. 

Support women in security

Here are 12 organizations paving the way to help women achieve their potential in cybersecurity.

Week 4: Cybersecurity first

The fourth week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is all about making security a priority, no matter where you are.

Work from anywhere, safely

Wherever the future of work takes you, these tips can help protect your privacy and keep you secure.

Take security to new levels

Explore seven actions you can take to boost cloud security, deliver safe internet access, and fortify your network.

Retailers face attacks

In the physical world and in cyberspace, retail is one of the most targeted industries.

Training and certifications

Cisco SASE Academy

Security and access in the year of the hybrid workplace: This five-session virtual series begins on September 29.

Secure the future

Explore how Cisco Security training and certifications prepare you for key job roles.

Acquire cybersecurity skills

Protecting our cyber world is important work. Start exploring training options through Cisco Networking Academy.

Podcasts

Security Stories versus Beers with Talos

Rival podcast teams try to outfox each other with "facts" about their careers. But who's telling the truth?

Reflecting on ransomware

Talos Takes looks at how ransomware has changed the threat landscape in 2021 and reflects on what's to come.

Be #CyberSmart every day

Join Mike Storm for an Unhackable mini-cast to learn the best way to be more secure when using free public Wi-Fi.

Events and webinars

EDUCAUSE 2021

Join us October 26 to 29 at the largest higher education IT conference in the world.

Cybersecurity careers

Want to become a cybersecurity professional? Tune in to our livestream and learn how to begin.

Threat Spotlight, Episode 3

Our webinar series educates about modern threats and how to craft a cybersecurity strategy.

Women in cybersecurity

Learn what Cisco is doing to help women within the cybersecurity industry.

Cisco Secure threat intelligence and thought leadership

Women in Cybersecurity

Our latest e-book contains inspiring stories of inclusion and support in the cybersecurity industry.

2021 Security Outcomes Study

This new study provides methods for improving program success, retaining security talent, and more.

Threat Insights

These blogs look at today's top threat trends and the leading techniques to protect against them.

CISO Conversations

Cisco CISO Advisors discuss various aspects of cybersecurity, including how it impacts the business and how threats can be overcome.

Featured resources

2021 Duo Trusted Access Report

Read how authentication is moving toward a more efficient, user-friendly future.

Emerging trends in cybercrime

Our latest security blog reveals three key types of cyberattacks that deserve attention.

Offers from Cisco Secure

Cisco Secure Hybrid Work

Enable security everywhere so you can empower work anywhere with the Cisco Secure Hybrid Work solution.

Extended detection and response (XDR)

Boost operational productivity using a cloud-native platform with analytics and automation built in.