This year Cyber Savvy Month runs from  1st to Tuesday 31st October 2024, the Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care System's Cyber Security Group will be running the #BeCyberSavvy cyber security awareness campaign.

The Group consists of public-sector organisations, including emergency, health care, and local council teams, who work together to manage and improve cyber security in a coordinated way. And they’ve developed the #BeCyberSavvy campaign, with the aim of helping staff in health and social care settings across Cheshire and Merseyside to be cyber savvy. In addition to encouraging residents living in Cheshire and Merseyside to be cyber savvy.

The campaign hopes to achieve this through sharing a range of educational content and resources, to help the key stakeholders mentioned above, to gain a better understanding of the threat of cybercrime, and the ways in which their actions can help or hinder these types of attacks. To ensure that both health and care staff are able to protect both themselves and the organisation/s they work for.

To achieve this, the campaign focuses on four key cyber security practices, that everyone should have an awareness of, how to recognise and report phishing, how to apply the latest software updates,how to ensure you’re using strong passwords, and how to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA). And you can browse this website to learn about each key practice.