October is National CyberSecurity Awareness month.
Organized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSAM), an organization of private companies that sponsor StaySafeOnline.org.
NCSAM focuses on a different cybersecurity issue for each week this month. You can review lots of resources and tips on the NCSAM website. As always remember LITS will never ask you to confirm your email password -- if you have any questions about your MHC account or passwords please call or email the LITS TechHelpDesk @ 413-538-2660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 1-6, General online safety. Aims to raise online safety awareness among all Americans and reinforce the simple measures everyone should take to be safer and more secure online and their understanding that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility.
Oct. 7-13, Mobile online safety & security. Highlights the need to maintain a focus on safety and security wherever and whenever we use the Internet.
Oct. 14-20, Cyber education. Highlights the importance of cyber education and workforce development, including the advancement and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.
Oct. 21-27, Cybercrime. Highlights how people can protect themselves against cybercrime and how to get help.
Oct. 28-31, Cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. Highlights the need to take every step necessary to protect our critical infrastructure.