This year’s initiative highlights the importance of empowering individuals and organizations to better protect their part of cyberspace in an increasingly connected world
October 01, 2020 — Graylog is kicking off its commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October, by announcing their participation as an official 2020 Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. Graylog is proud to join thousands of other businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals committed to this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme of ‘Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.’ in this effort.
“Talking about computer logs can be boring,” says Graylog founder Lennart Koopmann, “but they are THE source of truth about who did what, when, and where in any IT environment. It’s critical for organizations to understand how important it is to collect the right log data in the right way, actively monitor those logs, and be able to perform investigations in minutes, not days or weeks. That’s where our expertise lies and what we will contribute to the conversation throughout October.”
Cybersecurity Awareness Month has the lofty goal of educating individuals and organizations about these vulnerabilities along with guidance around realistic security measures that can be taken to reduce risk.This year’s theme, ‘If you Connect it, Protect it,’ focuses on keeping connected devices secure. For example, devices are used to make purchases, store our most sensitive information, sign legally-binding documents, and communicate with the world. Unauthorized access to the data on these devices can be used for fraud or extortion, harm individuals, or severely impact companies.
Look for Graylog to provide vendor-agnostic weekly blog posts (https://www.graylog.org/blog), videos (https://www.graylog.org/resources), and social media (@graylog2) with specific information on how collecting and organizing log data from all areas of IT can help with the designated weekly topics of:
- General security hygiene for connected devices and home networks
- Securing the devices of remote workers
- Protecting devices in a healthcare setting specifically
- The overall future of connected devices for consumers, professionals and the public domain
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is in its 17th year, continuing to build on the mission of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. Graylog is proud to support this far-reaching online safety awareness and education initiative which is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“Cybersecurity is important to the success of all businesses and organizations. NCSA is proud to have such a strong and active community helping to encourage proactive behavior and prioritize cybersecurity in their organizations,” said Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, NCSA.
Visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/ for more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 or follow the official hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media.
Graylog is a leading centralized log management solution built to open standards for capturing, storing, and enabling real-time analysis of terabytes of machine data. We deliver a better user experience by making analysis ridiculously fast and efficient using a more cost-effective and flexible architecture. Thousands of IT professionals rely on Graylog’s scalability, comprehensive access to complete data, and exceptional user experience to solve security, compliance, operational, and DevOps issues every day. Purpose-built for modern log analytics, Graylog removes complexity from data exploration, compliance audits, and threat hunting so you can quickly and easily find meaning in data and take action faster. https://graylog.org
ABOUT CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004, the initiative has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/
NCSA is the Nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with a broad array of stakeholders in government, industry and civil society. NCSA’s primary partners are the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and NCSA’s Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; AIG; American Express; Bank of America; Cofense; Comcast Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; ESET North America; Facebook; Intel Corporation; Lenovo; LogMeIn; Marriott International; Mastercard; MediaPro; Microsoft Corporation; Mimecast; KnowBe4; NortonLifeLock; Proofpoint; Raytheon; Trend Micro, Inc.; Uber: U.S. Bank; Visa and Wells Fargo. NCSA’s core efforts include Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™, the global online safety awareness and education campaign co-founded by NCSA and the Anti-Phishing Working Group with federal government leadership from the Department of Homeland Security; and CyberSecure My Business™, which offers webinars, web resources and workshops to help businesses be resistant to and resilient from cyberattacks. For more information on NCSA, please visit https://staysafeonline.org.