Sunday, September 29, 2019

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019


Welcome to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019. Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online while increasing the resilience of the Nation against cyber threats. 

Themes and Key Messages for October 2019 This year’s overarching theme is “OWN IT. SECURE IT. PROTECT IT.” NCSAM will emphasize the role each individual plays in online safety and stress the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace. 

In support of this national cybersecurity initiative Manhattan College will be releasing weekly tips on our blog aimed at raising awareness on this important topic.

“OWN IT.” Understand your digital profile. Internet-based devices are present in every aspect of our lives: at home, school, work, and on the go. Constant connection provides opportunities for innovation and modernization, but also presents opportunities for potential cybersecurity threats that can compromise your most important personal information. Understand the devices and applications you use every day to help keep you and your information safe and secure. 

“SECURE IT.” Secure your digital profile. Cybercriminals are very good at getting personal information from unsuspecting victims, and the methods are getting more sophisticated as technology evolves. Protect against cyber threats by learning about security features available on the equipment and software you use. Apply additional layers of security to your devices – like Multi-Factor Authentication – to better protect your personal information. 

“PROTECT IT.” Maintain your digital profile. Every click, share, send, and post you make creates a digital trail that can be exploited by cybercriminals. To protect yourself from becoming a cybercrime victim you must understand, secure, and maintain your digital profile. Be familiar with and routinely check privacy settings to help protect your privacy and limit cybercrimes. 

Be Secure Online! Refer to Manhattan College's Cyber Safety site for additional resources.


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