By Angel Norman Akongo
The Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2004 as a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online. Globally, the Cyber awareness month has grown exponentially reaching diverse communities and networks including businesses, consumers and institutions of learning.
The theme for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 was “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” The theme empowered individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, with a particular emphasis on the key message for 2020: “If you connect it, protect it.” If everyone plays their part in implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees, then our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone. Digital Literacy Initiative participated in a Tweet chat organized by Encrypt Uganda in partnership with and Internet Society – Uganda Chapter on Wednesday 28th October 2020 under the theme “Staying Safe Online in times of the Global Pandemic”.
The tweet chat Created awareness of common online threats, fostered sharing of safety tips and other protective measures to some of the online threats and promoted the #BeCyberSmart global campaign on Cyber security.