Ten Years of Cyber Safety: October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

This year marks the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The program’s goal is to bring awareness about safety while exploring the vast and sometimes risky internet. Cyber safety is a constantly changing issue, and with the introduction of internet-friendly mobile phones, tablets, and even gaming systems, risks are ever-increasing for the general public.

This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will focus on general online safety. Week two will emphasize safety issues on multiple platforms and devices. Week three will involve the importance of education and training in the cyber security workforce. Week four discusses how traditional theft can occur with the help of cyber tools – and how we can prevent these crimes. Week five focuses on the ever-growing association between physical security and cyber security.

A variety of local events are accessible to the general public and offered by StaySafeOnline.org. These events include webinars, on-site workshops, and conferences involving cyber security. DHS also provides year-round resources and tips in their Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit.

The Homeland Security Digital Library hosts a large collection of Cyber Infrastructure Protection documents and websites in its Featured Topics. Take a look at our Cyber Infrastructure Protection section.

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