Michigan’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month: October 2023 – Online Safety Tips Sweeter Than Halloween Candy!

In October 2023, Michigan is hosting its own cyber Comic-Con, and everyone’s invited! Governor Whitmer has dubbed it “Michigan Cybersecurity Awareness Month”, and it’s complete with tech tips, a national awareness campaign, and a main event – The Michigan Cyber Summit. So, while binging on Halloween candy, don’t forget to devour some cyber wisdom too!

Hot Take:

October 2023 in Michigan is now Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is a great excuse for Michiganders to brush up on their cyber etiquette and arm themselves against the online bogeymen. Governor Whitmer is urging everyone to stay cyber smart, while the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, and the Michigan State Police, are doling out helpful tips like Halloween candies. And let’s not forget the annual Michigan Cyber Summit – it’s like Comic-Con, but for cyber nerds!

Key Points:

  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared October 2023 as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Michigan.
  • This is the 13th consecutive year Michigan has recognized October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
  • The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget and the Michigan State Police will share online safety information throughout the month.
  • Michigan supports the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign, a national public awareness initiative about cyber threats.
  • The 12th annual Michigan Cyber Summit will take place on October 18th, followed by the first-ever Michigan High School Cyber Summit on October 19th.

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Don’t Forget the Candy Corn – and Cybersecurity!

October isn't just about Halloween anymore, folks. It's also about cybersecurity, thanks to Governor Whitmer's proclamation. So, while you're carving pumpkins and picking out your spooky costumes, also remember to carve out some time for some cyber education.

Thirteen Years of Cyber-Savvy Octobers

For the 13th year in a row, Michigan is making October a month of cyber awareness. It's like a teenager's birthday, but instead of cake and presents, we've got safety tips and online precautions.

Sharing is Caring

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, along with the Michigan State Police, will be spreading knowledge throughout the month like a virus – but a good kind, of course! They'll be sharing tips on how to navigate the online world without falling prey to the lurking cyber predators.

Stop. Think. Connect. Repeat.

Michigan is also backing the national Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign. It's pretty much the "stop, drop, and roll" of the digital world, teaching people how to be safe and secure online.

Cyber Summit: It’s Not Just for Adults

The 12th annual Michigan Cyber Summit is happening on October 18th. It's a gathering of experts discussing all things cybersecurity. And this year, for the first time, there's also a Michigan High School Cyber Summit. It's like the teen version of the adult summit, prepping the next generation of cyber experts with the latest trends and career opportunities in cybersecurity.
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