This October marks the 14th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a time to focus on how cybersecurity is our shared responsibility to keep the internet safe for all of us. As collaborative effort between the US government and our industry, it ensures that Americans have the resources they need to stay safe and secure online.
However, it takes more than legislation, support from the White House, and a corporate IT department to safeguard us against cyber threats. The weakest point of any security solution is us: humans. No matter how effective or expensive the security tools protecting our networks are, there is an even more important factor in staying safe – and that’s you.
Here are our Top 10 Security Tips to make certain you are staying #cyberaware and secure:
A recent national survey found that 96% of Americans feel that online safety and security is a personal responsibility. Cyber criminals automate most of their attacks – let’s focus on building up a strong defense! They look for money, data such as usernames, passwords, documents, emails, etc., and even employers, so it’s most beneficial to be best prepared.
Be sure to follow and join the conversation using the official NCSAM hashtag, #CyberAware on social media. In the end, we all need to acknowledge that cybersecurity is our shared responsibility.