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    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    Posted by Lindsay White on Oct 6, 2015 10:28:39 AM

    On October 1, 2010 President Barack Obama declared October National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). He recognized the importance of America's digital infrastructure and the crucial role all Americans play in helping to secure the networks we utilize daily., powered by the National Cyber Security Alliance, announced the 2015 NCSAM theme - Our Shared Responsibility.

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    The Department of Homeland Security has offered general tips for all internet users to actively keep their personal information safe:

    • Set strong passwords and don’t share them with anyone.
    • Keep your operating system, browser, and other critical software optimized by installing updates.
    • Maintain an open dialogue with your family, friends, and community about Internet safety.
    • Limit the amount of personal information you post online and use privacy settings to avoid sharing information widely.
    • Be cautious about what you receive or read online—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    DHS went further to identify specific tips for particular demographics, including tips for undergraduate college and university students.


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    Topics: Computer Science, higher education, computer forensics, Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, Higher Education, Information Security

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