NCSAM 2017: Cyber security is our shared responsibility

Posted on: September 29, 2017 | By: Amanda Lenz | Filed under: Info Security, Online Safety Tips

This October marks the 13th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)!  Since its creation in 2004, NCSAM has been a respected source of cybersecurity tips and information for staying secure online. Be sure to join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook this month as Elon shares advice and resources for keeping your personal information safe. #ElonSecure

Why Cyber Security Is Important

In a world filled with technology, it’s critical to understand what steps you can take in order to protect your personal information. Every time we make an online purchase, open an email, post to social media, or log into an account, we put ourselves at risk for cyber threats like ¬†identity theft or malware, just to name a few. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of cyber threats and for staying safe when online.

Each week in October we’ll feature a different topic within cyber security and share actionable tips you can use everyday to protect both your personal and work information. Throughout the month, you’ll learn how to spot email scams, how to create a super secure password, how to stay safe on social media, which tools and services you can use to protect your data, and so much more. We hope that you stay tuned on the Technology Blog, Twitter, and Facebook for more information all month long.

Week 1: October 2-6

  • Simple Steps For Online Safety

Week 2: October 9-13

  • Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business

Week 3: October 16-20

  • Today’s Predictions For Tomorrow’s Internet

Week 4: October 23-27

  • Creating a Secure Password

Week 5: October 30-31

  • Cybersecurity Recap



Amanda Lenz

Amanda Lenz

Amanda is the Digital Content Strategist for Teaching and Learning Technologies at Elon University.

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