OCTOBER CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH
Every October, Milima Security joins the rest of the world to celebrate the Cyber Security Awareness month. This is a collaborative effort between industry and Government bodies to make cyber security relatable to every Ugandan by providing them with resources they need to use cyberspaces with more confidence and minimal fear of falling prey to Cyber-attacks.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CAM) was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance 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. The initiative has since spread to become a global movement of public and private institutions coming together to open up conversations, create synergies and develop solutions for a cyber safe nations.
In 2022, Milima Security partnered with Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the International University of East Africa (IUEA), Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), and Next Media Services among other institutions to deliver the October Cybersecurity Awareness Month successfully. To learn more about the 2022 campaign, click here
Milima Security and it’s sister education arm, Milima Cyber Academy, will this year convene partners in order to openly advance conversations during the October Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year’s theme will be;
“Securing the Interconnected World”.
SECURING THE INTERCONNECTED WORLD
In today’s hyper-connected world, the digital fabric of our lives intertwine with every aspect of society, making us stand at critical crossroads. The advancement of technology has revolutionized the way we live, work, and communicate, but it has also exposed us to an unprecedented wave of cyber threats.
The rapid advancement of the Internet, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and other digital innovations has revolutionized how we live, work, and communicate. However, this interconnectivity has also introduced new complexities and vulnerabilities, leaving us exposed to a plethora of cyber threats with far-reaching implications across various aspects of modern life.
As we celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month 2023, the call for action resounds louder than ever: we must secure the interconnected world before it unravels beneath the weight of malicious intentions.
We are are able to bring you this year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month with the support of the following passionate and like-minded partners.
ACTIVITY CALENDER FOR THE MONTH
|DATE||ACTIVITY||DESCRIPTION||VENUE||APPLY TO JOIN THIS ACTIVITY|
|02/10/2023||Press Launch||Official launch of the 2023 Cybersecurity Awareness Month||The National ICT Innovation Hub|
|All Week||Cybersecurity Careers Week: Cybersecurity Tips||Various social media activities including cybersecurity tips for users.||On all socials||CSAM 2023 Registration Form|
|03/10/2023||X Spaces: Starting Out In Cybersecurity||A conversation on how to launch and build a successful career in cybersecurity||Milima Security X Handle||CSAM 2023 Registration Form|
|06/10/2023||CyFest||A student led cybersecurity careers expo bringing together institutions to power conversations on cybersecurity career opportunities.||The National ICT Innovation Hub||CSAM 2023 Registration Form|
|All Week||Artificial Intelligence In Cybersecurity: Social Media Posts||A week dedicated to conversations on Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity.||On all socials||CSAM 2023 Registration Form|
|10/10/2023||X Spaces: Artificial Intelligence In Cybersecurity||A conversation with industry experts on how to harness the power of artificial intelligence in building cybersecurity solutions||Milima Security X Handle||CSAM 2023 Registration Form|
|13/10/2023||AI in Cybersecurity Hackathon||Bringing together innovators to build solutions for Cybersecurity using AI||The Innovation Village||CSAM 2023 Registration Form|
|All Week||Bug Bounty Week: Social media activities||A week dedicated to conversations on how organisations can harness bug bounty programs to build resilient infrastructure||On all socials||CSAM 2023 Registration Form|
|16/10/2023||X-Spaces: Achieving Cyber resilience through bug bounty programs||A conversation with industry experts on the relevance of running bug bounty programs as a means for cyber resilience||Miilima Security X Handle||CSAM 2023 Registration Form|
|20/10/2023||Bug Bounty||Hackers gather to perform Bug bounty programs||The Innovation Village||CSAM 2023 Registration Form|
|All Week||FraudCon Week||A week dedicated to conversations around fraud within the financial sector||On all socials||CSAM 2023 Registration Form|
|26/10/2023||FraudCon Training||A training on fraud designed for SACCOs, MFIs, MDIs, Fintechs and Commercial banks||The National ICT Innovation Hub||CSAM 2023 Registration Form|
|27/10/2023||Fraudcon, CSAM 2023 Climax||Fraudcon conversations, closing ceremony||The National ICT Innovation Hub|