October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month:
Each year, the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) joins with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and other partners to support National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a national campaign focused on educating the American public, businesses, schools and government agencies about ways to secure their part of cyber space, computers and our nation’s critical infrastructure.
The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is to educate everyday Internet users on how to “Protect Yourself Before You Connect Yourself”, by taking simple and effective steps. These steps will teach Internet users how to safeguard one’s computer from the latest online threats, offer ways to respond to potential cyber-crime incidents, and link how each person’s cyber security affects securing our nation’s critical infrastructure. (http://staysafeonline.org/events/index2007b.html)
This link will take you to some excellent information: http://staysafeonline.org/index.html
I’m fixing to put up a bulletin board in the Parham Campus Library using these posters created last year at Indiana University : http://itpo.iu.edu/education/ncamkit.html. The picture here is one of them.
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Thanks for the link to Stay Safe Online which provides very useful information on protecting yourself including 8 top cyber security tips that all online users should practice.