Entries in cyber security awareness month (4)
The Michigan Cyber Awareness Breakfast Conference Series 2012 will serve as a follow up to the Michigan Cyber Summit 2011 hosted last fall by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. This series will provide updates to the Michigan Cyber Initiative designed for Michigan citizens, business and industry. Presentations will focus on a comprehensive, forward-looking blue print to enhance safety and allow for Michigan to realize the economic benefits of the growing cyber security industry.
The State of Michigan will stand as the showcase for a national model in public/private partnerships addressing cyber security. A long time national leader in cyber security, Michigan places a high emphasis on protecting the state’s computer systems and networks and was one of the first states to move to a centralized IT service model. This centralized technology model places Michigan in a strong position to implement security efforts.
- Review the criteria found online at the MS-ISAC website at: http://msisac.cisecurity.org/awareness/poster2013/index.cfm
- Invite students to develop their artwork
- Select the top winners according to the criteria
- Submit those winners to the MS-ISAC by February 28, 2013
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This is an effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Multi-State ISAC, and the National Cyber Security Alliance along with many governments, businesses, schools, and other groups to help improve cyber security preparedness. It's a great time to evaluate your online activities and take some basic steps to protect yourself.
Why Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month So Important?
In our online, mobile society, we are faced with an increasing barrage of cyber threats every day. Whether at work, home, school, virtually every part of our lives is now in some way or another connected to the Internet. Did you know:
- Someone becomes a victim of cyber crime every 18 seconds
- Cyber crime costs an average of nearly $200 per victim
- Mobile device vulnerabilities doubled in 2011 from 2010
- 40% of social network users have been victims of cyber crime on a social networking site
(Source all: Symantec)
What Can You Do to Participate in Cyber Security Awareness Month?
The theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is: Cyber Security Is Our Shared Responsibility. Each one of us plays an important role in securing cyberspace, and there are many actions we can take to make a positive impact.
Here is a great opportunity to make your friends and family aware that Octover is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Use your Twitter and Facebook pages to send out these sample messages (and more, linked here) to your friends to get this topic into the forefront of discussion!
Day 1: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Let’s make our online lives safer & more secure! Details athttp://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/ #ncsam
Day 2: National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a time to STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Learn more: http://bit.ly/MXMNmA #ncsam
Day 3: #Cybersecurity begins w/ STOP. THINK. CONNECT. These 3 words remind us to stay safer #online. Learn more http://bit.ly/LEYakj#ncsam
Day 4: When in doubt, throw it out! Don’t open suspicious links in #email, tweets, posts, & ads. Learn more: http://bit.ly/LEYakj #ncsam
Day 5: Make passwords long & strong. Use mix of letters/numbers/symbols. Use different #password for each account.http://bit.ly/LEYakj #ncsam
Day 6: Keep list of #passwords stored in safe place away from your #computer. Learn more about #onlinesafety: http://bit.ly/LF58pm#ncsam
Day 1: October 2012 is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Let’s make our online lives safer and more secure! Check out details athttp://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/.
Day 2: National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a time to STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Learn more about staying safe and secure online athttp://stopthinkconnect.org/.
Day 3: Cybersecurity begins with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. These three simple words help remind us how to stay safer and more secure online. Learn more at http://stopthinkconnect.org/.
Day 4: When in doubt, throw it out! Don’t open links in email, tweets, posts, and online advertising—unless from a trusted source. Learn more at http://stopthinkconnect.org/tips-and-advice/.
Day 5: Make online passwords long and strong. Use a mix of upper and lowercase letters and numbers and symbols. Have a different password for every account. Learn more at http://stopthinkconnect.org/tips-and-advice/.
Day 6: Keep your list of online passwords stored in a safe, secure place away from your computer. Learn more about online safety athttp://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/protect-your-personal-information/passwords-and-securing-your-accounts.