Celebrate Cyber Security in October!
For the 13th year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance has dedicated October to making sure that Americans have the tools and information they need to keep themselves safe on the Internet. Each week during the month will build on the previous week’s content and support the ongoing efforts of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign.
Here are the topics the campaign will cover in 2016:
Week 1: Oct. 3-7 STOP. THINK. CONNECT.: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security
STOP: make sure security measures are in place. THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online. CONNECT: and enjoy the Internet.
Week 2: Oct. 10-14 From the Break Room to the Boardroom: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity in the Workplace Week 2 will focus on creating a culture of cybersecurity in the workplace through efforts like employee education, training and awareness and by emphasizing risk management, resistance and resilience.
Week 3: Oct. 17-21 Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime
Week 3 will focus on awareness of the different types of online crime, offer steps people can take to better protect themselves and address how law enforcement and others can collaborate to combat cybercrime. In addition, careers in fighting cybercrime will be spotlighted.
Week 4: Oct. 24-28 Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your “Apptitude”?
We are quickly advancing into a world where there is an app for everything. Week 4 will examine our future in this connected world and provide strategies for security, safety and privacy. Week 5: Oct. 31 Building Resilience in Critical Systems October 31 will emphasize the importance of critical infrastructure and highlight the roles the public can play in keeping it secure.