October is Cyber Security Awareness Month
Cyber Security Awareness Month takes place each October and focuses on ensuring that every American has the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online. It was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry reaching consumers, businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people throughout the nation. This year marks the 13th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
This year's topics on the StaySafeOnline.org website for National Cyber Security Awareness Month vary from week to week and will include:
Week 1: Oct. 3-7
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security
Week 2: Oct. 10-14
From the Break Room to the Boardroom: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity in the Workplace
Week 3: Oct. 17-21
Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime
Week 4: Oct. 24-28
Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your “Apptitude”?
Week 5: Oct. 31
Building Resilience in Critical Systems
There are several informative web sites where you can learn more about cyber security, the risks associated with connecting and preventative measures to take to make on-line activities safer at work and at home.
Visit These to Learn More:
- Department of Homeland Security
- National Initiative For Cybersecurity Careers and Studies