October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an annual effort to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems, spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
Today, we are more interconnected than ever before. Not only do we use the Internet to stay connected, informed, and involved, but we rely on it for all of our day-to-day needs. The nation’s critical infrastructure relies heavily on the Internet for everything from submitting taxes, to applying for student loans, to following traffic signals, to even powering our homes. Could you imagine your life without the Internet?
Yet, for all of its advantages, increased connectivity brings increased risk of crime – thus making cyber security one of our country’s most important national security priorities.
EVENT: Plan to join us for the October 4 National Cybersecurity Kickoff webinar at 1:00 p.m. (ET). Registration is free and will be available at the EDUCAUSE Live! web page
Cybersecurity should be incorporated into everything you do on a daily basis from online to offline.
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