October is “National Cyber Security Awareness Month,” sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

This observed month and the recent string of cyber attacks on Equifax, HBO and Wimbledon are causing organizations to take notice. In fact, the Business Continuity Institutes’ most recent “Horizon Scan Report” notes cyber hacks and data breaches as the top two threats facing organizations.

It is clear that cyber attacks are on the mind of today’s workforce.  Yet who is responsible for managing and maintaining cyber security resilience?

Business continuity managers, IT teams and senior executives often carry the weight of managing and maintaining security plans, however National Cyber Security Awareness Month emphasizes that every employee has a role to play in their organization's cyber security posture.

Planning and deploying a successful security awareness program that leads to real behavior change is so important since 70% of employees lack the awareness to stop preventable cybersecurity incidents.

Creating a culture of cybersecurity is critical for all organizations ‒ large and small--and the responsibility of resiliency is shared amongst all employees. Use National Cyber Security Awareness Month as a reason to jump start your efforts.

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