National Cybersecurity Awareness Month


PSA and USAV, a division of PSA, are proud to be champions of a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. This collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individual commitment aims to empower everyone to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace.

The overarching message of this year’s theme, “If you Connect it, Protect it,’ dives into the importance of keeping connected devices safe and secure from outside influence, a campaign PSA has been championing through various efforts including cyber-focused events and our MSSP Program. More than ever before, connected devices have been woven into society as an integral part of how people communicate and access services essential to their professional and personal well-being. Data collected from these devices can detail highly specific information about a person or business which can be exploited by bad actors for their personal gain. Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to shed light on these security vulnerabilities. Over the course of October, PSA will offer guidance surrounding simple security measures to limit the susceptibility of threats to commonly used devices and advocate to our members the importance of cybersecurity for themselves, their customers and their vendors.

For more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit You can also follow and use the official hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media throughout the month.



PSA and USAV are releasing an interactive campaign to ensure our members are on the right track towards taking accountability of their connected devices. This four-step campaign will allow our members to assess their current cybersecurity status and explore areas to expand their own company’s protection. One participating member will be randomly selected to win one (1) free registration to PSA TEC and a $100 Nike gift card, a grand prize package valued at over $1500 USD.


First, are we asking people to take the free “light” version of Defendify’s cybersecurity assessment tool, or to sign up for our free Essentials package, then run a quick Cybersecurity Health Checkup (this should take about 15-45 minutes to complete).

Next, submit your score anonymously in the form below. PSA will use this data to gain a better understanding of where our member base stands when it comes to cyber protection.

After learning where you and your company grade in terms of cyber-protectiveness, attend a webinar on October 21st hosted by PSA and USAV with cybersecurity experts Defenidfy and Esentire. This webinar will show you next steps for protecting your business’s important data. 

Register for webinar here:

Finally, to qualify for the grand prize package, set up an exploratory 1:1 meeting with Defendify, Esentire, or PSA to take the final step in protecting your data. 

Marketing Contacts

Hannah McDermott
Marketing Manager, PSA

Brittany Board
Marketing Manager, USAV