To kick off the twentieth annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced that CISA and the National Cybersecurity Alliance will “focus on ways to “Secure Our World”  by educating the public on how to stay safe online. Secure Our World is a theme that CISA will focus on throughout the next year “as we work to drive behavioral change around core cybersecurity habits by providing everyone with the knowledge and tools they need.”

To start, CISA “challenged everyone to help secure our world by adopting four simple steps that everyone can take to stary safe online:”

  • Use strong passwords
  • Turn on multifactor authentication
  • Recognize and report phishing
  • Update software.

These tools are free and available to all of us. I urge all of our readers to take advantage of these tools and frequently visit CISA’s website to participate in Secure Our World and protect yourself and those around you. I also urge you to spread the word in your sphere of influence so we can all do our part in making online activities safe.

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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She is a member of the Business Litigation Group and the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team, and chair’s the firm’s Data Privacy and Security Team. Linn focuses her practice on…

Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She is a member of the Business Litigation Group and the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team, and chair’s the firm’s Data Privacy and Security Team. Linn focuses her practice on compliance with all state and federal privacy and security laws and regulations. She counsels a range of public and private clients from industries such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine and charitable organizations, on state and federal data privacy and security investigations, as well as emergency data breach response and mitigation. Linn is an Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Cybersecurity at Brown University and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Roger Williams University School of Law.  Prior to joining the firm, Linn served as assistant attorney general and deputy chief of the Civil Division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Rhode Island. She earned her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law and her B.A., with honors, in American Studies from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read her full rc.com bio here.