Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Cyber Security Month!

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a consortium of government agencies and private industry sponsors, brings you National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) every October. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a national campaign designed to increase the
public's awareness of cyber security and crime issues so that you can take precaution to avoid threats on the Internet.

Some of the topics covered on their StaySafeOnline site include:

  • Keeping a Clean Machine
  • Recovering after being hacked
  • Protecting your Personal Information
  • Mobile Device safety
  • Cyber bullying
  • Social Networks
  • Online Shopping
  • Backing up data
  • And, of course, passwords and securing your accounts

Try to carve out a few minutes of your day to learn more about being safe online. It will be well worth your time to learn how to protect yourself.

Written by Susan Cherry