Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

October starts tomorrow and that means Cybersecurity Awareness Month is back to help raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across the nation.

In support of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Schneider Downs cybersecurity team is introducing several security awareness resources, including our new video series, Top Cybersecurity Questions of 2021, as well as hosting a webinar on November 10, 2021 exploring Purple Team Assessments, one of the fastest growing security assessment engagements across all industries.

You can view the new resources on our dedicated Cybersecurity Awareness Month webpage at or learn more about them below. 

Video Series: Top Cybersecurity Questions of 2021

The Schneider Downs cybersecurity team shares the top questions they have encountered on the frontlines over the past calendar year in our new ten-part video series. Lead Cybersecurity Strategist Stephen Bish kicks off the series reviewing some of the different factors that are causing a sharp increase in cyber premiums.

Additional videos include:

View the full series at

Webinar: The Benefits of a Purple Team Assessment | Nov. 10, 2021 @ 10AM ET 

Purple Team Assessments are growing in popularity as organizations are increasingly interested in understanding how their current cybersecurity defenses hold up against the evolving threats of today and tomorrow in real-time. The one-hour webinar will focus on several aspects of a Purple Team assessment including what exactly a Purple Team Assessment is, how the exercise works and tangible benefits. Attendees will qualify for 1 CPE and a replay will be available to all registrants following the live event.

Register at

Whitepaper: Top Ten Cybersecurity Strategy Mistakes of 2021

With at least 70% of business leaders feeling their cybersecurity risks are increasing, the need to develop and implement strong cybersecurity strategies continues to be a top priority for organizations across all industries. Learn about the top cybersecurity strategy mistakes organizations are making and best practices to avoid these common pitfalls.

Download the whitepaper at

Infographic: Types of Personal Data

What kind of data are cybercriminals looking for? Our quick reference infographic outlines the different types of personal data targeted on a regular basis.

Download the PDF at

Newsletter: Focus on Cybersecurity

Our bi-weekly newsletter shares the top stories in the cybersecurity world our experts are reading, as well as original content and articles.

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Schneider Downs Cybersecurity Resource Library

We invite you to explore our full library of cybersecurity resources which includes infographics, quick reference charts, original articles, multimedia, whitepapers and webinar replays. The majority of resources are open-access and updated throughout the year, because we know first-hand cybersecurity is not just one month, but every day, hour and minute.

Explore the library at

About Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a joint effort between the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) started in 2003 to help ensure Americans have the resources to keep themselves secure online, at work and home. This year’s theme is a continuation of past years’ “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” and will focus on four key areas throughout the month.

  • Week of October 4: Be Cyber Smart.
  • Week of October 11: Fight the Phish!
  • Week of October 18: Explore. Experience. Share. – Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week
  • Week of October 25: Cybersecurity First

CISA also offers several cybersecurity tools that are available year-round to help keep communities and organizations secure at the following links:

About Schneider Downs Cybersecurity

The Schneider Downs cybersecurity practice consists of experts offering a comprehensive set of information technology security services, including penetration testing, intrusion prevention/detection review, ransomware security, vulnerability assessments and a robust digital forensics and incident response team. For more information, visit or contact the team at [email protected].

In addition, our Digital Forensics and Incident Response teams are available 24x7x365 at 1-800-993-8937 if you suspect or are experiencing a network incident of any kind.

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