October was National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This annual campaign, now in its thirteenth year, is a collaborative effort between government and private industry to educate and engage everyone about cybersecurity. Through the years, NCSAM has raised cybersecurity awareness for consumers of all ages, small businesses, corporations, and educational institutions.
This year’s theme was Our Shared Responsibility, suggesting that our individual behavior online affects many others whether we realize it or not. Similar to previous years, NCSAM 2016 offered a topic relevant to anyone, regardless of cyber experience. From everyday steps towards online safety to building resilience into critical infrastructure, this year’s weekly topics offered tools and resources appropriate for anyone using the internet.
NCSAM 2016 has concluded, but the tools and resources are still available (https://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month). It’s our hope that you’ll take the time to review these resources. By developing safer online habits for yourself, you may also strengthen the cybersecurity posture of those you’re connected with online.