This October is the 13th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and as the month comes to a close we hope you will continue to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted internet all year long. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has materials for this week that you can share at home, at work and school and in the community.
NCSAM 2016 Week 4’s theme is Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your “Apptitude”?. The internet is evolving from a network to which individuals connect into a network that connects everything to the individual. We are quickly advancing into a world where there is an app for everything. The week will examine our future in this connected world and provide strategies for security, safety and privacy. Check out our Week 4 infographic on the growing Internet of Things (IoT) and share on social media using the hashtag #CyberAware!
Social Media Resources
Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT’s Twitter chat on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. EDT/noon PDT to get tips for navigating your continuously connected life. Use #ChatSTC to join
Download and share our NCSAM memes on social media. (You can even share them with the posts below!)
Watch and share our video overview of the week.Share these sample posts on social media to recognize NCSAM Week 4 (or create your own). Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CyberAware!
- Week 4 of #CyberAware Month will examine our future in this connected world and provide strategies for #security, #safety & #privacy.
- Week 4 of #CyberAware Month looks at how the #internet is becoming a #network that connects everything to the individual. #CyberAware
- Smart cities, connected #healthcare devices & smart cars & homes are becoming reality. Get #CyberAware w/ this #tech: http://ncsam.info/1TmdJKH
- Get savvy about #WiFi hotspots: Public #WiFi isn’t #secure. Consider what you’re doing #online & if you’d want a stranger to see. #CyberAware
- #OnlineSafety tip: Create a guest #network for your #internet-connected devices. #CyberAware
- Having many smart devices means we need to be #smartpeople. Be vigilant with your #onlinesafety #security & #privacy this #CyberAware Month!
- Soon, almost any device in your home will #connect to the #Internet. What are your tips for protecting your #smarthome? #CyberAware
- What’s your “Apptitude?” Enjoy #mobile apps while maintaining #onlinesafety w/ @ITRCSD’s fact sheet: http://www.idtheftcenter.org/index.php/Fact-Sheets/fs-147.html
- Just as you “think before you #app,” familiarize yourself w/ #privacy policies & settings before using a #smart #device. #CyberAware
- In this growing #Internet of Things, remember to own your #online presence. It’s OK to limit how & with whom you share info! #CyberAware
- Week 4 of #CyberAware Month is about staying safe #online with emerging tech & #IoT. Share your tips for securing an evolving #digital life!
- Your life is becoming intertwined with the #Internet! Learn more by watching @Symantec’s #IoT video –
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Closing the Threat Gap: Executive Perspectives on the Cybersecurity Landscape
Wednesday, Oct. 26
3:30-6:00 p.m. (EDT)
Babbio Center 122, Stevens Institute of Technology, 6th and River Streets, Hoboken, NJ
Fasoo is partnering with NCSA, the New Jersey Technology Council and the Stevens Institute of Technology to host an event featuring keynote speakers Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman of the Ponemon Institute, and Mark Lobel, U.S. and Global TICE Practice leader in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Cyber Security and Privacy Practice. The keynotes will be followed by a panel discussion monitored by Dr. Paul Rohmeyer, associate professor of information security management and risk assessment. Learn more and register here.
Future of Authentication Policy Day
Thursday, Oct. 27
1:00-4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Google DC Offices, 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
The FIDO Alliance, the Electronic Transactions Association and NCSA will jointly host anevent in support of NCSAM to highlight the importance of strong authentication, explore the evolution of the authentication market and discuss its impact on the policy and regulatory landscape. Learn more and register to attend here.