October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

By: Dave Weinstein | Director of Cybersecurity, NJOHSP

Today marks the first day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Here in New Jersey, we’re committed to promoting cybersecurity awareness throughout the year, but October presents a unique opportunity to engage our citizens, governments, and businesses more directly.

To kick-off the campaign in New Jersey, Governor Christie signed a proclamation recognizing the importance of cybersecurity awareness in New Jersey. In partnership with the US Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) will be hosting weekly webinars that coincide with this year's themes for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The first webinar on October 8th will cover “Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work.”  

In addition, the NJCCIC is launching a statewide campaign to promote awareness and adoption of two-factor authentication.  From the securing your email accounts to remote access tools and online banking, 2FA is a simple but highly effective best practice for protecting against identity theft, bolstering privacy, and reducing cyber risk.

On October 6, we will launch “2FA for New Jersey" or “#2FA4NJ" to coincide with the first International #2FactorTuesdayWe encourage all New Jerseyans to join that day’s Twitter chat from 11am-12pm EDT using the hashtag #2FactorTuesday to learn more.

As always, we invite New Jersey’s citizens, governments, and businesses to visit cyber.nj.gov for periodic updates, sign-up for our weekly newsletter, and engage with us on social media @NJCybersecurity or facebook.com/NJCCIC.