Did you know October marks the fifth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month?
Do you share your passwords with other people, let your children roam the internet alone, and dish out your personal information? Or do you protect yourself both on your computer and online?
If you’re like the woman in this photo, courtesy of ISC2 Cyber Exchange, you protect your identity, right?
Among a list of 10 tips to contribute to cybersecurity awareness, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity Division, are ideas to post signs near the family computer, hold high school and college events to talk to people about online safety and security habits, and change your passwords.
On the latter, I recently wrote about creating a mnemonic system to protect your password from hackers. If you are new to this blog, I suggest you check it out.
The best source of information about online security is the National Cyber Security Alliance, which set up a special website with 8 best practices to stay safe online, at www.staysafeonline.org. There is also a wealth of information and other links, courtesy of the kind folks at Teen Checkup.
Before you read about this annual event, had you known about it? It’s definitely received some press over the years, though I presume the media is more concerned with Tina Fey lookalikes than online security and identity theft.