Local Law Enforcement
As a law enforcement leader, it’s critically important for you to stay current with the risks of online activity, and to educate your community about maintaining cybersecurity and responding to cybercrime.
A great place to start is by participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month, held in October 2012. Whether you have just one hour to devote to this nationwide observance or decide to make a larger time commitment, you’ll be sure to find at least one activity from the list below that can make a big difference!
in less than One Hour:
…in less than One Day:
- Ask your department’s community affairs officer to look into creating a team of agency volunteers (officers and civilians) to volunteer at your local schools with the C-SAVE Program of the National Cyber Security Alliance. It’s easy, age appropriate, and a fun way to educate kids about online safety. (For more information, visit http://www.staysafeonline.org/teach-online-safety/.)
…in less than One Week:
- Launch an agency-wide awareness campaign, by (1) using your social media vehicles (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube accounts) to promote National Cyber Security Awareness Month, (2) posting information and banners on your agency’s website, and (3) becoming a NSCAM Champion (find application and more information at http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam/champions), and (4) encouraging your entire law enforcement community to “like” the National Cyber Security Alliance at www.facebook.com/staysafeonline to ensure that you get the latest NCSAM announcements and news.
- Schedule an in-service training for your department’s 911 operators to review effective responses to victims of cybercrime.
…in less than One Month:
- Hold a “Cybersecurity Day” event with your local elected officials to proclaim October 2012 as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Invite your local media to a public proclamation signing.
…All Year Round: