October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This month is designed to educate and raise awareness through events and initiatives. NCSAM’s goal is to increase knowledge on this topic and to make everyone using the internet to
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Its leading operators come from the U.S Department of Homeland Security mixed with the National Cyber Security Alliance. NCSAM has grown in all different ways, reaching consumers, small-medium and big businesses. NCSAM has also reached multinational corporations, educational institution and maybe the most important one would be young people.
Our President Barack Obama declared October as National Cyber Security Month, he stated the following;
“In our increasingly connected digital world, we have the power to innovate in unprecedented ways. With the advent of new and improved technologies, we must also keep pace with safeguarding our critical infrastructure networks that, although empowering, create previously unforeseen vulnerabilities. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we recognize the importance of remaining vigilant against any and all cyber threats, while recommitting to ensuring our people can use new digital tools and resources fearlessly, skillfully, and responsibly…. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 2015 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the importance of cybersecurity and to observe this month with activities, events, and training that will enhance our national security and resilience.” (Barack Obama, Sep.13.2015)
What is STOP.THINK.CONNECT?
Stop. Think. Connect. is a campaigning designed to raise awareness for NCSAM, this campaign wants users to understand the consequences of your actions when spending time on the internet.
STOP: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.
THINK: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family’s.
CONNECT: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015 Themes & Keystone Events
Here are some dates that are of easy access, these conferences or web series can be of many uses. To teach kids, workers or anyone interested. For more information click here.
Human Hacking in the World of World of Social Engineering; A Knight’s Tale
Oct 21, 2015
Join GreyCastle Security this October during the Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) for a three part educational webinar series that will help you overcome some of the biggest challenges organizations are facing today in the realm of cybersecurity. Part II: Industry experts can all agree on one security constant: Your people are your biggest security vulnerability. So why are humans so hackable? Find out as we journey into the heart of social engineering and discuss the latest threats and solutions to defend yourself against human manipulation.
Time: 1-2 p.m. EDT/10-11 a.m. PDT
#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Cybersecurity & the Evolving Internet of Things
Virtual (Twitter Chat)
Oct 22, 2015
Have you thought about how many things in your home connect to the Internet? “Smart” devices now include everything from thermostats to cars to umbrellas, and our digital lives evolve as we connect to more apps and devices. In Week 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we’ll have a #ChatSTC to discuss how to protect ourselves and our information as we adopt emerging technologies.
Time: 3-4 p.m. EDT/12-1 p.m. PDT
Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)
Use #ChatSTC to join!
Webinar: How To Exchange Files Securely
Oct 27, 2015
In this webinar, OPSWAT will discuss how secure file transfer can help your company protect sensitive data, achieve compliance and improve efficiency. George Prichici, Product Manager at OPSWAT, will describe the key benefits of a secure file transfer system and provide a demo of OPSWAT’s Policy Patrol SFT solution.
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT