The high-technology world we live in brings new opportunities and challenges everyday. Even criminals have taken to the information highway to exhibit their behavior. We now have high-tech crimes, including cyber-based terrorism, espionage, computer intrusions, and major cyber fraud.
It is important to become aware of the various attacks and behaviors so we can protect ourselves. To do so we need to stay in front of the current and emerging trends. One of the Office of Information Security Services goals is to provide cyber security awareness - to gather and share cyber security information with the campus.
Cyber Security Awareness Month is celebrated every October. It is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) reminds us that emerging cyber threats require engagement from the entire American community. We need to amplify the importance for all Internet users to do their part in making the Internet safer. There are opportunities for all audiences to get involved. Companies, organizations, libraries, universities and others throughout the nation are encouraged to celebrate the month in their own unique ways reaching their customers, students and citizens.
This upcoming October, like last year, we will have a number of events going on throughout the month. Stay informed, get involved and visit our awareness site often.