October is here, and that means reevaluating your knowledge about cybersecurity. This month is National Cyber Security Month, and it’s something to take advantage of.
Sponsors of the Department of Homeland Security are taking part in the annual initiative to educate the public about cybersecurity and increase resilience for cyber attacks.
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The Department of Homeland Security wrote in a press release:
Our Nation’s critical infrastructure systems – power grids, financial systems, and transportation systems – all rely on the Internet. This increased connectivity brings many conveniences and advantages; however, it also creates increased threats and risks to our security. Every day, tens of millions of Americans shop, bank, and stay in touch with friends and family online.
Here are some things you can do to show your support and get involved in National Cyber Security Awareness Month:
- Post cybersecurity tips, news, and resources highlighting NCSM on social media sites;
- Use the NCSM 2015 hashtag #CyberAware in your social media messages;
- Join weekly NCSM Twitter chats every Thursday in October at 3 PM ET using hashtag #ChatSTC; and
- See what NCSM activities are happening in your area and join.
For cyber security resources you can use or share throughout the year, download the DHS Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit. You can also test your knowledge about cybersecurity in the Stop.Think.Connect. Online Safety Quiz. For more information on Cyber Security Awareness Month, visit dhs.gov.
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by Fred Mastison / Oct 15, 2015