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NCSAM is celebrated every October and was
created as a collaborative effort between government and industry
to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe
and more secure online.
Our Shared Responsibility
Today, we lead digitally interconnected lives. From our homes,
workplace or on the go, we spend a lot of time working, learning
and playing online. We rely on being connected to the Internet and
trust that the critical infrastructure-the worldwide connection of
computers, data and websites - will be there to support us in our
everyday lives through social media connections, financial
transactions, transportation systems, healthcare records, emergency
response systems, personal communications and much more which
impacts all of us.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is
designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners
through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness
about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in
the event of a cyber-incident.
The definition of Cyber Security from Merriam-Webster states: it
is measures taken to protect a computer or computer system (as on
the Internet) against unauthorized access or attack.
The Internet is a shared resource and securing it is Our
Shared Responsibility which is the theme for
National Cyber Security Awareness Month in 2015.
Cybersecurity begins with a simple message everyone using the
Internet can adopt: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Take
security and safety precautions, understand the consequences of
your actions and behaviors online and enjoy the benefits of the
Without a doubt, the Internet of Things makes
our lives easier and has many benefits; but we can only reap these
benefits if our Internet-enabled devices are secure and trusted.
Here are some tips to increase the security of your
- Keep a clean machine. Like your smartphone or
PC, keep any device that connects to the Internet free from viruses
and malware. Update the software regularly on the device itself as
well as the apps you use to control the device.
- Think twice about your device. Have a solid
understanding of how a device works, the nature of its connection
to the Internet, and the type of information it stores and
- Secure your network. Properly secure the
wireless network you use to connect Internet enabled devices.
Get involved and learn more about Cyber Security. More
information on National Cyber Security Awareness Month can be found
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