National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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The National Cyber Security Alliance is celebrating its 10 year anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This is a collaborative effort between government and businesses to give everyone the resources they need to stay safe and secure on-line. Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility both at home and at work. Business can do everything possible to prevent a cyber attack, but if an employee is careless and clicks on a link or forwards an email, the security of their network is weakened.

If you think about it, 10 years ago FaceBook was a social networking tool for Harvard students only. Twitter and YouTube didn’t even exist. In just 1 decade our online footprint has changed vastly. The information provided by NCSA is becoming more and more valuable. From their website they provide comprehensive resources to get involved in spreading awareness about cyber security.

To address the many topics concerning cyber security, each week in October has a specific theme.

*October 1-6, 2013- 10 Years & Beyond: General Online Safety & STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

*October 7-13, 2013- Being Mobile: Online Safety & Security

*October 14-20, 2013- Cyber Education and the Next Generation of Cyber Leaders

*October 21-27, 2013- Cybercrime

If you want to follow the conversation around National Cyber Security Awareness Month, follow hashtag #NCSAM. The more aware we become, the less likely we are to be a victim of cyber criminals.

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