Cyber Security is everyone responsibility
In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month we would like to pass on some security articles that might be beneficial to the average Internet user.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) within the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance to encourage vigilance and protection by all computer users.
From the Department of Homeland Security:
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. … The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.
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Also, you can follow the campaign on Facebook for videos, infographs, events and other cyber related content.
The information is out there
Let’s dive into the top stories buzzing on the interwebz:
Netflix finds users’ passwords floating around online: change yours now! – Naked Security by Sophos
Facebook is Going to make all your Private Photos Public Tomorrow — It’s a Hoax! – The Hacker News
Backdoor Uploaded to WordPress Sites via eCommerce Plugin Zero-Day – SecurityWeek
Millennials A Growing Target Of IT Support Scams – Dark Reading
5 Tips For Keeping Small Businesses Secure – Dark Reading
While making sure you keep your accounts and device safe can seem like an arduous task, but trust and believe, cleaning up after attack can be much more burdensome. Explore your options, develop a process and follow through. Doing this will help keep your digital life safe thus hopefully more stress free.
Remember folks, if you are connected to the Internet with any device you’re vulnerable to an attack and therefore should be concerned. Stay aware and stay safe.