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2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Holidays

Jumping into 2021, it’s important to take action in ways we can keep ourselves and others safe online, whether it’s backing up data, securing your passwords, and more.

Take a look at these cybersecurity holidays that highlight important ways to stay safe. And remember to mark on your calendar!

28 January - Data Privacy Day is an international movement that aims to inspire individuals and companies to take action when it comes to respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust.

9 February - Safer Internet Day is celebrated internationally and the theme of this day is, “Together for a better internet.” Safer Internet Committees are calling upon everyone to play their part in making the internet a safer and a better place especially children, who are the main audience for this holiday.

31 March - World Backup Day encourages people around the world to learn about the increasing role of data and the importance of regular backups. Take the pledge now to backup your important documents and memories on March 31st.

7 May - World Password Day addresses the crucial need for using strong passwords.

October - National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Throughout October the CISA and NCSA raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across the United States. This year’s theme is “Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart.” Encouraging people and organizations to do their part in protecting cyberspace, stressing personal accountability, and taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.

29 October - National Internet Day is a chance to celebrate the people who helped build the internet and take a look back at how we got to where we are today. This is also a reminder to take action to keep yourself safe while using the internet.

14-20 November - International Fraud Awareness Week is an international movement that promotes anti-fraud awareness and education to minimize the impact of fraud.

30 November - International Computer Security Day reinforces that we can play an active role in computer security.

Know of a computer security holiday that we missed? Tweet us @Bitwarden or send an email to marketing at bitwarden dot com.

References:

Data Privacy Day- https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/

Safer Internet Day- https://www.saferinternetday.org/

World Backup Day- http://www.worldbackupday.com/en/

Cybersecurity Awareness Month- https://www.cisa.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month

International Fraud Week- https://www.fraudweek.com

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