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Colorado
Secretary of State
Jena Griswold

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News Release

Media contact

Serena Woods
303-860-6903
serena.woods@sos.state.co.us

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Jenny Flanagan
Deputy Secretary of State

Colorado state seal

News Release

State of Colorado
Department of State

1700 Broadway
Suite 250
Denver, CO 80290

Jena Griswold
Secretary of State

Jenny Flanagan
Deputy Secretary of State

Media contact
303-860-6903
Serena Woods - serena.woods@sos.state.co.us

October Marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Colorado Secretary of State Encourages Coloradans to Prioritize Cybersecurity

Denver, October 1, 2019 – October 1 kicks off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a collaboration between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to provide Americans with resources to help them be safer and more secure online.

"The Colorado Secretary of State's office has been a leader on cybersecurity. We conduct frequent and rigorous risk assessments and monitor our elections and business filings systems to protect against threats. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity to remind Coloradans to do the same," said Secretary of State Jena Griswold.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to set up secure systems:

  • Set up multi-factor authentication on your online accounts.
  • Create complex passwords for your online accounts, and use distinct passwords for each account.
  • Check your privacy setting so you know what information about you is available online.
  • Keep tabs on your apps – check your app permissions regularly and only keep apps you use.

Throughout the month, The Colorado Secretary of State's office will be sharing tips to protect your systems.