Along with Vegetarian Awareness, Toilet Tank Repair, and Pet Wellness, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
"The National Cyber Security Alliance, along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, sponsors National Cyber Security Awareness Month every October since its founding in 2003. The three organizations work together to help consumers, schools, businesses and government agencies stay safe online, with October being a special time for focused public awareness and education."
(Why October? They don't say.)
Simultaneous events will be held on Monday in Seattle and Arlington, Va., with speakers such as Howard Schmidt, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator for the White House, and Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
In addition, an October 6 event at Intel headquarters in Silcon Valley will offer on online safety awareness and education hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Anti-Phishing Working Group, including a “Smokey Bear” national public awareness campaign on cybersecurity.
(You think I'm making this stuff up?)
Have your own event planned? Register it.