Cyber security: our shared responsibility

Posted on: September 30, 2014 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Data & Identity, Info Security

October is National Cyncsam_facebook_cover_photo_2014ber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  All month consumers, businesses, colleges and universities, corporations, and the government will be working together to promote awareness and share online safety tips.  Increasing the awareness and education about cyber security helps to explain the risks when online.  The Department of Homeland Security has an ongoing campaign called STOP. THINK. CONNECT.  Those three simple words reminds us to stop and think about our actions and the risks before connecting online.

Everyone should know online threats affects all of us.  Since NCSAM 2013 we have been made aware of data breaches at Target, Home Depot, and Jimmy Johns, just to name a few.  Protecting our information online is important and it takes all of us working together.  This is why the theme is ‘Our Shared Responsibility’.

How you can get involved

Throughout the month in October you can follow Elon Technology on Facebook and Twitter for NCSAM online safety tips and information.  Also, every Thursday in October at 3 pm ET/12 pm PT join the NCSAM Twitter chat using #ChatSTC.

Resources

Staysafeonline – http://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/

EDUCAUSE – http://www.educause.edu/blogs/vvogel/lets-get-ready-ncsam-2014

DHS – http://www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect

Image by staysafeonline.org

Christina Bonds

Christina Bonds

Christina Bonds, CISSP, is an Application Developer at Elon University

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