October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Staying safe and secure online applies to everyone. More than 3 billion people are now using the Internet, according to the United Nations agency that oversees international communications. Consumers and businesses are using email, social media, distance learning and online shopping. We all need to make sure security measures are in place. We really need to think about the consequences of our actions and behaviors online.
This October marks the 14th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cyber Security Awareness month was created so Americans have the resources to stay safe and secure online, every day. The collaboration between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance has grown year after year in the audience that it reaches: from consumers, small and medium business, corporations and education institutions to people across the nation.
Take a minute to stop and think of all the places you connect online, the information that’s shared on those online communities and how and where you’re connected. Your security, as well as your customers’ security may be compromised without your knowledge. One of the biggest problems with cyber security is how quickly and constantly security risks are evolving.