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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week Three Recap

We are now entering the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month and it's time to recap last week's cyber tips, as well as, introduce this week's themes for both NCSAM and CSAM. Each week during October will focus on a different theme that addresses specific challenges and areas of learning in the cybersecurity sphere. Continue reading below.


Passportal continues to recognize Cyber Security Awareness Month with the help of leading channel experts. 

Thus far, we have had expert tips released in our blog by:

We will also be releasing more expert tips from Webroot, SolarWinds, and Infogressive that all MSPs need to know in order to educate themselves and their networks. Watch out for these releases.

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 3 Themes October 15-19

CSAM: Our Data Is Valuable


'Our data — that is, everything from our personal information, to our banking information, personal photos, social media interaction, and work-related files and correspondence — is valuable.  But because it is intangible, it doesn't always feel that way. The focus of week 3 is to highlight the fact that all Canadians and businesses have data that is valuable to them which also makes it valuable to cybercriminals wishing to exploit it.' Continue Reading on the CSAM website.

NCSAM: It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety


'When you are on the job – whether it’s at a corporate office, local restaurant, healthcare provider, academic institution or government agency ‒ your organization’s online safety and security are a responsibility we all share. And, as the lines between our work and daily lives become increasingly blurred, it is more important than ever to be certain that smart cybersecurity carries over between the two. Week 3 will focus on cybersecurity workforce education, training and awareness while emphasizing risk management, resistance and resilience. NCSA’s CyberSecure My Business will shed light on how small and medium-sized businesses can protect themselves, their employees and their customers against the most prevalent threats. CyberSecure My Business is a national program that helps business learn to be safer and more secure online. Main topics of education are:

  • Identifying Sensitive Business Assets
  • Protecting Sensitive Business Assets
  • Detecting a Breach
  • Implementing an Action Plan
  • Recovering from a breach' 

Continue reading on the NCSAM website.

Recap of last week's Passportal Cybersecurity Tips:


Written by:


Karla Poznikoff
Digital Marketing Manager

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