Constantly connected: From cars to refrigerators

Posted on: October 24, 2016 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Security and Safe Computing
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  Week 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) wants us to think about our continuously connected lives and the role cyber security plays in making sure these connections are secure.  Consider the number of devices that can connect to the Internet through Bluetooth technology, Wi-Fi, and cellular networks.  Gadgets like smartphones, smart TVs and even …

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Cybercrime prevention tips

Posted on: October 17, 2016 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Security and Safe Computing
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Welcome to week 3 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)!  This week seeks to highlight how to recognize and combat cybercrime.  Online crime has become a growing issue in our always-connected world, but there are steps we can take to help prevent ourselves from becoming victims of cybercrime. 1. Review account statements regularly Reviewing bank, credit, …

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Cyber security in the workplace

Posted on: October 10, 2016 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Security and Safe Computing
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Welcome to week 2 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and its focus on creating a cyber security culture in the workplace. Both private and public sector organizations should realize their employees need to be constantly thinking about cyber security as they log into online systems, perform simple tasks like checking emails, and as they …

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3 basic online safety tips

Posted on: October 5, 2016 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Security and Safe Computing
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Week 1 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) focuses on the basic steps to online safety and security.  All digital citizens should be aware and understand good cybersecurity practices to protect against identity theft and scams.  Here are three simple tips. 1. Close pop-up windows safely Pop-up windows can suddenly appear as you are surfing the …

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NCSAM Week 5: Building the next generation of cyber professionals

Posted on: October 26, 2015 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Security and Safe Computing
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One thing can be said about the quickening pace of technology innovation in the information age: the revolution is coming to us. How we prepare our next generation of cyber professionals is key to our ability to adapt and thrive in such a dynamic environment.

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NCSAM Week 4: Your Evolving Digital Life

Posted on: October 19, 2015 | By: Maria Temming | Filed under: Security and Safe Computing
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National Cyber Security Awareness Month is back for its fourth week, with a focus on our evolving digital lives. This week is all about encouraging people to exercise cybersecure practices as more and more devices become connected to the internet. All around the country, NCSAM participants will discuss the current state of technology, projections of …

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NCSAM Week 3: Protecting yourself in a world of constant connection

Posted on: October 14, 2015 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Security and Safe Computing
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In a world where we are almost always connected to the internet, it’s important to maintain a certain level of security. By accessing the digital world, individuals face a certain level of risk for cybercrime, cyberbullying, and a variety of scams. The internet is not a place of isolation; so it is important to have …

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NCSAM Week 2: Cybersecurity in the workplace

Posted on: October 9, 2015 | By: Maria Temming | Filed under: Security and Safe Computing
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Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week 2! This week is all about creating a culture of cybersecurity at work. Businesses, organizations, and academic institutions face cybersecurity risks because they deal with large stores of sensitive data. This makes them prime targets of cybercriminals. Therefore, institutions in both the private and public sectors, in every industry, …

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NCSAM Week 1: Becoming cyber-aware

Posted on: October 1, 2015 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Security and Safe Computing
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This October marks the 12th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). During the month, both private and public sectors, as well as communities, will celebrate NCSAM by sharing tips, advice, resources, and best practices for staying safe while connected. We live in a connected world and need to know how to stay safe …

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Our shared responsibility

Posted on: October 15, 2013 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Tech Tips, Security and Safe Computing
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This is the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and the theme for this week is Cybersecurity education.  In a world that is constantly faced with information security threats, becoming educated about these threats can help us be more secure while online.  We all have a shared responsibility when it comes to …

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