It’s Data Privacy Day today! January 28th marks the 9th annual event to generate awareness about cyber security issues for businesses and consumers. This past year we’ve seen millions of people hurt by cyber attacks – some which may have been prevented through simple safety tactics. Awareness spread today will help keep your business or your personal data secure. But while January 28th is just one day celebrating the benefits of cyber security, you should be educating yourself and employees about how to stay safe year round.

At the helm of Data Privacy Day is The National Cyber Security Alliance. For those looking to learn about current topics in the infosec field they’ve hosted talks at Twitter HQ on subjects such as 5 Things Startups Must Know About Privacy and Scams, ID Theft, and Fraud. They have plenty of materials to help you grow your knowledge of how to keep your data safe at home and at the office. Learn how to get more involved here! And if you’re wanting to promote Data Privacy Day they offer plenty of downloadable infographics, posters, memes, and more!

Twitter and Facebook are already abuzz with Data Privacy Day support. So when you post on social media remember to use the hashtags #DataPrivacyDay and #PrivacyAware. Join in the conversation, listen, learn and share your tips on cyber security!

Meg Krafft

Digital Marketing Assistant at The Security Awareness Company
After starting out creating digital and print marketing for a real estate company, Meg now assists in keeping up the marketing needs for SAC. When not working she's probably watching a good movie or indulging in local art and music.