National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 4, 2016 / By: Educause - Security Matters Blog

This October marks the 13th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative online safety awareness and education effort led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). NCSAM emphasizes our shared responsibility to take basic steps to make the Internet safer, more secure, and more trusted.
Happy #CyberAware Month

As technology advances and we connect to more people and things online, cyber attacks become more prevalent and sophisticated. Educational institutions store many kinds of valuable student and employee information, which can be valuable to cybercriminals. It is important for everyone on campus at a college or university to take steps to protect themselves online – and make the Internet more secure for everyone.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™: The Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security

Staying safer and more secure online starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™ — it's simple, actionable advice anyone can follow. STOP: make sure security measures are in place. THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online. CONNECT: and enjoy the Internet.