National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security and to ensure that all American’s have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online!

This year’s message is: Own IT. Secure It. Protect IT.

They will focus on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices and e-commerce security.

Every Tuesday, check back here to learn a new national cyber security tip to help you be more secure!  Also, watch our social media sites to learn even more throughout the month of October.  Visit us on Twitter or Instagram to follow.

In a world where we are constantly connected, cyber security cannot be limited to the home and office. 

Tip 1 - Stop Auto Connecting: Some devices will automatically seek and connect to available wireless networks or Bluetooth devices.  This instant connection opens the door for cyber criminals to remotely access your devices.  Disable these features so that you actively choose when to connect to a safe network.

Tip 2 - Create a Strong Password: Creating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself online. Using long and complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime. No citizen is immune to cyber risk, but #BeCyberSmart and you can minimize your chances of an incident.  Learn more by following us on Instagram to learn the top ways to help build stronger passwords.

Published Date:October 01, 2019

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