Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Part l: Why Cybersecurity?
October 3, 2019
Did you know October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month? National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online while increasing the resilience of the Nation against cyber threats.
This year’s overarching theme is “OWN IT. SECURE IT. PROTECT IT.” "OWN IT" refers the understanding your digital profile. Nowadays, most of us are connected to the internet nearly 24/7, allowing us to be more innovative and productive, but this also opens up more opportutnities for cybersecurity threats. Understanding your devices and the apps that you use will help keep you safe. "SECURE IT" refers to your digital profile and how to secure it. Protect yourself against cyber threats by learning about security features for your devices and online profiles to better protect your personal information. “PROTECT IT” refers to familiarizing yourself with your privacy settings to limit cyber crimes. To protect yourself from becoming a cybercrime victim you must understand, secure, and maintain your digital profile.
Throughout the month of October we will focus on these three individual themes and highlight each one to help you better protect yourself from cyber criminals!