Top IT support company, in Marietta and Atlanta GA, promotes National Cybersecurity Awareness

by | Sep 27, 2021 | IT Support

Top IT Support Company Promotes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Top IT support company, INSI, based in Marietta and Atlanta GA area, is helping to promote this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. October 2021 is the eighteenth year the nation has celebrated National Cybersecurity Month.  There are many technology recognition days throughout the year, however, this one is perhaps the most important one of all.

History of National CybersecurityAwareness Month

In 2004, the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched Cybersecurity Awareness Month to remind all Americans to stay safe and secure online. In 2011, they introduced weekly themes to better articulate current threats. This year’s theme includes:

  • Week 1: Be Cyber Smart – Take simple actions to keep our digital lives secure.
  • Week 2: Fight the Phish!– How to create awareness, protect, identify, respond and report suspicious emails that can lead to malware and ransomware attacks.
  • Week 3: Explore. Experience. Share.– This is cybersecurity educations awareness week created to increase the global cybersecurity workforce.
  • Week 4: Cybersecurity First – Virtual remote workforce cybersecurity awareness.

Importance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Global dependence on the internet has grown immensely since the first National Cybersecurity Awareness Month meeting.  Since then, we have seen substantial growth in:

  • Internet of Things
  • Regulatory Enforcements
  • Virtual Workforce
  • New Threats – including mobile devices, supply chain, and medical devices, to name a few.

Today’s cybercriminals are savvier and more sophisticated than ever before.  Unfortunately, most end-users have not increased their level of awareness to meet the current threats.  That’s why it is important to have an annual review for cybersecurity awareness, prevention, and response.

INSI Insights Blog Keeps Clients Informed on the Latest Cybersecurity Threats and News

INSI Insights Blog is the best resource to keep up to date on issues that affect small and medium-sized businesses in the Atlanta area.  Our “How To” documents provide end-user cybersecurity awareness with easy step-by-step instructions on identifying different types of phishing. In addition, our weekly articles cover the issues that affect Atlanta’s small and medium-sized businesses the most. If you like this article and would like to get notified of new posts, from your top IT support company, click here.

In the month of October, we will be following along the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month weekly topic.  So, keep checking back for more information.

About INSI The Top IT Support Company

For over 25 years, INSI has offered an integrated approach to IT support and cybersecurity for small and medium-sized businesses in the Atlanta area. Our 100% local, college-educated, and experienced engineers provide a range of services from basic monitoring to fully managed IT services. Most importantly, our unique IT model gives the client the exact level and type of service they want while also providing greater accountability and reduced ongoing IT support costs. For more information go to or call us at 770-387-2424 option 2.

About the Author

Deborah Frazier is the author of IT Outsourcing Secrets – A Small Business Guide to Compare IT Support Companies. With over 20-years’ experience consulting small and medium-sized businesses on their IT support needs, she brings a wealth of knowledge to INSI as Head of Marketing and Sales. If you like this article and would like to get notified when a new article is posted, click here.