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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Governor Cox has declared October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Utah to raise cybersecurity awareness. This October, Utah is joining the Department of Homeland Security to raise cybersecurity awareness during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. We are continuing with the same message as last year – Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. – which focuses on key areas including protecting your part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. Check out more here. Additional information will be coming throughout the month.
If you haven’t taken the Utah Security Awareness Training yet this year, please do so here.

Cyber Secure at Work
Businesses face significant financial loss when a cyber-attack occurs. In 2020, a sharp increase was reported in cyber-attacks that target businesses using stolen logins and passwords. Cybercriminals often rely on human error—employees failing to install software patches or clicking on malicious links—to gain access to systems. From the top leadership to the newest employee, cybersecurity requires the vigilance of everyone to keep data, customers, and capital safe and secure. #BeCyberSmart to connect with confidence and support a culture of cybersecurity at your organization. See more here.Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) 
Have you noticed how often security breaches, stolen data, and identity theft are consistently front-page news these days? Perhaps you, or someone you know, are a victim of cyber criminals who stole personal information, banking credentials, or more. As these incidents become more prevalent, you should consider using multi-factor authentication, also called strong authentication, or two-factor authentication. This technology may already be familiar to you, as many banking and financial institutions require both a password and one of the following to log in: a call, email, or text containing a code. By applying these principles of verification to more of your personal accounts, such as email, social media, and more, you can better secure your information and identity online! See more here.