October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

banner 300x250
Last month. President Barack Obama proclaimed October 2014 to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers the United States faces. They jeopardize our country’s critical infrastructure, endanger our individual liberties, and threaten every American’s way of life. When our Nation’s intellectual property is stolen, it harms our economy, and when a victim experiences online theft, fraud, or abuse, it puts all of us at risk. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we continue our work to make our cyberspace more secure, and we redouble our efforts to bring attention to the role we can each play.

Read the entire Proclamation here.

Executive Order 13636 “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”

In February 2013, President Obama executed Executive Order 13636 “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”. Everyone who wants to learn more about the steps the U.S. Government has taken to address cyber threats should read it here.

How You Can Help Protect Yourself and Others

Check out the Stop.Think.Connect. Resource Guide. There you will find materials and resources that can help you learn and teach others.

Review the Stop.Think.Connect.org website and visit the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect. webpage to learn more about how to better protect your family, your friends, yourself, or your small business from cyber attacks.

Sign up to become a Friend of the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign. You will receive information that you can share with family, friends, and colleagues to help them stay safer and keep their private information private on the Internet.

Sign up for the US-CERT alert system to receive alerts with timely information about current security issues and vulnerabilities.

This entry was posted in Computer Crime, Cyber Security, Privacy and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.