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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Did you know that since 2004, October has been designated by the Department of Homeland Security as National Cyber Security Awareness Month?  NCSAM is sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division of the DHS along with the National Cyber Security Alliance.  During the month, these organizations reach out to private and public entities as well as international organizations to educate as many people as possible about cyber threats and let people know how to stay secure online.  Here's what's planned for the month, from the DHS website.

October 1-3
Promoting Online Safety with the Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign

Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility, and everyone can take a few simple steps to make the Internet more secure. This week will also highlight efforts related to Executive Order 13636 to strengthen the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure.

October 6-10
Secure Development of IT Products

Building security into information technology products, including the phones, tablets, and computers we use every day, is key to enhanced cybersecurity.

October 13-17
Critical Infrastructure and the Internet of Things

Highlights the importance of protecting critical infrastructure and properly securing all devices, including household items, that are connected to the Internet.

October 20-24
Cybersecurity for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Showcases what emerging and established businesses can do to protect their organization, customers, and employees.

October 27-31
Cyber Crime and Law Enforcement

Working with law enforcement to combat cyber crime and educate the public on how to protect themselves from online crime.