National Cyber Security Awareness Month

President Barack Obama proclaimed October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month in 2010. Since then, the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign has built awareness to the risks in cyberspace. Together with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), this global campaign continues to empower end users with the knowledge to stay safe online.

So what does this have to do with you?

We live in an increasingly digital world, where it’s the “new norm” to share aspects of personal lives with more and more people. From a simple post on Facebook or Instagram, to managing retirement funds, everything is becoming digital and finding its way onto the internet. This requires awareness to this trend, and thinking about what actions on the internet may lead to.

What can we all do?

See a list of resources for staying safe online. Take a look at the Tips & Advice section for specific, actionable things to do to make connected lives more secure. Other sites that have information for individuals and businesses alike are the CIS/Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, the Center for Internet Security, and the National Cyber Security Alliance.