Cyber Security Awareness Month – “Take Control”, October 2013


cyber aware.previewThe Office of Information Technology (OIT) invites you to learn how to protect your digital life during National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, using software like secure browser extensions. Cyber predators are smart, creative and dangerous. They surf the Web often in disguise, forever changing their strategies and tactics to attack and steal your account name and password, money, intellectual property, data and your identity to protect from them you will need help from a company similar to Digital Defense to manage any vulnerabilities you may have in your network.

This year’s theme, “Take Control,” aims to create dialogue about key ways to “increase awareness and prevention of online security problems.”

October 2013 marks the 10th annual event sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity awareness, President Obama designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness
Month (NCSAM). The Department of Homeland Security is committed to raising cybersecurity awareness across the nation and to
working across all levels of government, the private sector, and internationally to protect against and respond to cyber incidents. Now
in its 10th year, NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the
goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident.

Since the President’s proclamation in 2004, NCSAM has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments,
as well as leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer, more resilient, and
remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. Oct 1-4 [ pdf] READ MORE HERE

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October – was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.

Since its inception a decade ago under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, NCSAM has grown exponentially, reaching consumers, small and medium-size businesses, corporations, educational institutions, and young people across the nation.

This year, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Our Shared Responsibility

ncsamWe lead Internet-connected, digital lives. From our desks and homes to on the go, we work, learn and play online. Even when we are not directly connected to the Internet, our critical infrastructure—the vast, worldwide connection of computers, data, and websites supporting our everyday lives through financial transactions, transportation systems, healthcare records, emergency response systems, personal communications, and more—impacts everyone.

Cybersecurity is the mechanism that maximizes our ability to grow commerce, communications, community and content in a connected world.

The Internet is a shared resource and securing it is Our Shared Responsibility. Our Shared Responsibility is once again our theme for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2013.

No individual, business, or government entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet. Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use. Individual actions have a collective impact and when we use the Internet safely, we make it more secure for everyone. If each of us does our part—implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating young people, training employees—together we will be a digital society safer and more resistant from attacks and more resilient if one occurs.


Cybersecurity begins with a simple message everyone using the Internet can adopt: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

Take security and safety precautions, understand the consequences of your actions and behaviors online and enjoy the benefits of the Internet.
Get Involved

identity-manageent-cyber-security-risksIndividuals, organizations, and communities throughout the United States are promoting National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and letting others know that all of us have a role in protecting our digital lives. Tens of thousands of NCSAM participants across the country will be doing their part by posting safety and security tips on social networks, educating their customers and employees, engaging in traditional media, displaying posters, posting tips, holding events, and much more. It might be helpful for people to also consider Denver IT Consulting to help their small to medium businesses to develop a solid cybersecurity action plan for their business.

If you are concerned about making the Internet safer and more secure for everyone, we invite you to become an active participant in National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Everyone can do something—even if you have less than one hour to devote to this effort!

We have divided the month into themed weeks to help focus on core issues in cyber security. Take a look and find a part of the month that’s most relevant to you. Participate in one or all of the weeks and share the message by using the resources we’ve have created to help you HERE.

Cyber Security Awareness Month Campus Events


Tuesday, Oct 8, 12-1
216 Scott Hall
Tuesday, Oct 22, 12-1
Avent Ferry Room 112
Wednesday, Oct 9, 12-1
216 Scott Hall
Wednesday, Oct 23, 12-1
216 Scott Hall
Thursday, Oct 31, 12-1
Witherspoon Student Ctr, Washington Sankofa Rm 126
Co-Sponsors: ePartners Program,
NC State Engineering Foundation,
Department of Computer Science
Wednesday, Oct 16, 11-3


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