October is National Cyber Security Awareness month!
National Cyber Security Awareness month is now in its 6th year as a coordinated effort of the National Cyber Security Alliance http://www.staysafeonline.info/, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1158611596104.shtm, and The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MSISAC) http://www.msisac.org/.
On October 1, 2009, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation naming October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-National-Cybersecurity-Awareness-Month/ . President Obama’s proclamation outlines very well the overall cyber security landscape and why each of us has a responsibility to educate ourselves. As our society becomes more integrated with and dependent on technology, it is critical that we all understand our part. The theme for this year is “Our Shared Responsibility”. That means that each of us has a part in keeping our computers, networks and ourselves safe online at home, at work and when we are mobile.
We encourage you to click on the links provided and take a look at the many resources out there – on topics ranging from social engineering and dumpster-diving to social networking and smartphone security – all designed to help understand what steps each of us can take to navigate safely in cyberspace!
On Wednesday October 28th, the Information Security team will have a table setup on the 2nd floor of the PSU with hand-outs and bookmarks that have helpful information on safe computing. Stop by and see us!
Other helpful links:
Federal Government: http://www.onguardonline.gov/
Missouri Cyber Security: http://cybersecurity.mo.gov/