Contributed by Kris Monroe on 09/30/2013
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is an annual effort to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems. The ITS Information Security Office is promoting NCSAM on our campus.
The Internet is a shared resource and securing it is Our Shared Responsibility. Our Shared Responsibility is once again our theme for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2013.
No individual, business, or government entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet. Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use. Individual actions have a collective impact and when we use the Internet safely, we make it more secure for everyone. If each of us does our part—implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating young people, training employees—together we will be a digital society safer and more resistant from attacks and more resilient if one occurs.
Cybersecurity begins with a simple message everyone using the Internet can adopt: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Take security and safety precautions, understand the consequences of your actions and behaviors online and enjoy the benefits of the Internet.
For more information throughout the month be sure to visit the ITS Information Security Office website at Ithaca.edu/ICinfosec