October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This is an annual effort to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems, spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
This year's theme is: STOP.THINK.CONNECT:
- Stop: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.
- Think: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family's.
- Connect: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you've taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.
Protect yourself and help keep the web a safer place for everyone. Through out the month, ITSS will be posting security tips on our Facebook site, our web site, and our digital sign.
For information to share with your students, families and colleagues, NCSA has put together a number of cyber security "tip sheets:"
- Internet Safety and Security for College Students
- Safety Tips for Mobile Devices
- Safety Tips for Social Networking
You will find additional tip sheets and information at their main site: StaySafeOnline.org.