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Each October, IT professionals throughout the industry observe Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Loyal readers find thought leadership and inspiration in various media, covering just about every possible angle on cybersecurity. For all of that is created and consumed during this period, it is disappointing to see how each year after all the thoughts have been shared, major security incidents continue to emerge. We need to begin to take stock of all the advice given during this month and put it to immediate practice.