WASHINGTON, D.C., September 1, 2020 — The Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) today announced its commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October, by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy.

The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals committed to this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme of ‘Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.’ The program aims to empower individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace.

“We are pleased to once again participate in Cybersecurity Awareness Month as a Champion. This year we’re hosting our annual RH-ISAC Summit virtually the first week of October and are excited to showcase Cybersecurity Awareness Month during the premier cybersecurity event for retail, hospitality, travel and other consumer-facing industries.” said Suzie Squier, president at RH-ISAC. “Collaboration has been key to everything this year, and Cybersecurity Awareness Month is such a collaborative event in the larger cybersecurity community. This year’s theme, ‘Do Your Part. Be Cyber Smart,’ really resonates with what we do at the ISAC. Our motto is, ‘Protect as One,’ and asking our members to each do their part is vital to keeping our communities safe.”

Now in its 17th 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. RH-ISAC is proud to support this far-reaching online safety awareness and education initiative which is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“Cybersecurity is important to the success of all businesses and organizations. NCSA is proud to have such a strong and active community helping to encourage proactive behavior and prioritize cybersecurity in their organizations,” said Kelvin Coleman, executive director, NCSA.

This year, the Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s weekly focus areas will revolve around:

  • Understanding and following general security hygiene for connected devices and home networks
  • The importance of connected devices security for remote workers
  • How connected devices play a pivotal role in the future of healthcare; and
  • The overall future of connected devices for consumers, professionals and the public domain

For more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 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.

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