Thursday, October 3, 2013

October is National Cyber Security Month. What are you doing?

For those not aware, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).

"NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. October 2013 marks the 10th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)."

Now, locally, Nova Southeastern University's Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences is hosting a series of events that tie in with NSCAM.  The brochure for the events is HERE.

The events are:

* October 3rd- FBI Presentation on National Cyber Security Awareness
* October 10th- Raising Savvy Cyber Kids
* October 17th- Healthcare Cyber Security Summit
* October 24th- Webinar: 12 Simple Cybersecurity Rules for your Small Business

Overall, I think this is a great lineup of sessions.  What is going on in your area for NCSAM??

1 comment:

  1. The document reveals quite disturbing figures: above 60% of networks are infected with bots. About the same amount of "protected" networks is open for P2P.