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Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022

October 2, 2022

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October marks the start of a new fiscal year...and Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM)! Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a 2022 champion organization again this year, partnering with the National CyberSecurity Alliance. All units in CAP are encouraged to host cyber security training regularly; it would make a great monthly safety briefing! With many attending school and working from home, there is no better time to educate and #BeCyberSmart to keep your devices and home network secure! CSAM resources can be found at

One great opportunity to jump start or continue your learning is to complete the Introduction to Cybersecurity course as part of CAP’s partnership with Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad).

When asked why members should consider completing this course, Maj Gen Edward Phelka, CAP's National Commander, shared, “Cyber security impacts every one of us and is critical to our individual safety and the sovereignty of our nation. Taking advantage of courses such as those offered by our partners like Cisco is imperative to ensuring that we continue to embrace a safety culture that will keep us all safe from those who would do us harm.”

CAP is continuing to advance training and education for all members, including the cyber badge program for cadets and the national cyber academy for cadets and senior members.

For more information on CAP’s cyber programs, check out or Facebook at

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