October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Throughout the month leaders across industry, government and educational institutions are joining with the National Cyber Security Alliance to highlight the need to “create a safe, secure, and resilient cyber environment.”
“Shared Responsibility” is the theme for this year’s activities. It is up to all of us to make the internet safer and more secure for everyone.
According to Internet World Stats nearly 2.5 billion people, or 34% of all people on earth are connected to the Internet (source). Consumers and businesses enjoy and profit from the convenience from banking from smartphones, shopping from tablets, emailing relatives and connecting with global communities. More people and more applications continue to enrich the online world every day.
As with all large communities, most are decent, ethical and law-abiding contributors. A few, however, are not. Criminals and other bad actors continue to hack into secure networks and obtain corporate or personal information. The risk of cyber threats requires everyone to become more educated on how to protect themselves and others.
Get Involved in National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2013
Here are a few valuable resources to access during National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2013:
- Get the “Stop. Think. Connect.” Tip Sheet published by the National Cyber Security Alliance
- Participate in local events from the official National Cyber Security Awareness Month activity calendar.
- Perform a security check-up for your online applications. Contact Cenzic for more details.
- Follow @cenzic, @staysafeonline , @cyber and @DHSgov for Cyber Security tips, news, and resources highlighting NCSAM.
Please take advantage of these great materials!