Showing Blog Posts: 1–10 of 10 tagged Cyber Security Awareness Month

  • Inspiring Younger Generations to Choose Cyber Careers

    by Jodi Fleming on October 8, 2018

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of growth for jobs in information security is projected at 37% from 2012–2022. If these positions are to be filled with energetic, passionate employees, a desire to change the cybersecurity threat landscape should be instilled at an early age. We can do this by reaching students through organized programs focused towards these age groups. …

  • Keeping the Cyber Strangers in Your House at Bay

    by Tony Kontzer on October 3, 2018

    It's long been the job of parents to caution their children to beware of the outside world. We warned them that it was filled with potential dangers, most notably strangers waiting to take advantage of kids' trusting nature. We taught them to keep their valuables hidden, and not to share personal information with anyone they didn't know. We certainly had no reason to tell them about strangers…

  • 15 Years of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    by Sandra Toms on October 1, 2018

    It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since the launch of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), but that’s exactly where stand as we kickoff the month of October. So in addition, to closing the book on summer and welcoming fall harvests, pumpkin patches and picking out the best Halloween outfits, we encourage you not to forget about cyber security tips and best practices. Since its…

  • The Time to Rally Around Protecting Our Critical Infrastructure is Now

    by Tony Kontzer on October 30, 2017

    The massive 2003 power outage that left more than 50 million Americans and Canadians in the dark may have been a harbinger of things to come. The outage served as a sort of dress rehearsal for what happens when a major chunk of the power grid is rendered useless, and the fact that it was caused by a programming error in the distributor's alarm system should still make us very nervous. Some 14…

  • The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

    by Wade Baker on October 26, 2017

    I want to share something with you that may not be apparent based on content statistics alone—the Internet is more than just cat videos. It stores and connects much of our lives, our livelihoods, and yes, even our livestock. That, of course, means there’s important stuff on there that needs to be protected from all manner of online threats, fraud, and pranks—including cyber cow tipping. …

  • Denial of Trust: The Future Security Threat

    by Wendy Nather on October 18, 2017

    Visions of the future tend to include technology for good and for evil. The most frightening is when the former turns to the latter, seemingly without prompting by humans: robots gone wrong, Skynet, you name it. But more likely is the probability that good technology will be abused by humans for malicious purposes. In cybersecurity, this started with the urge to cheat at blackjack, but has now…

  • Achieving the Ultimate Buy-In: Getting Everyone in Your Organization Thinking and Acting with the Data Security in Mind

    by Tony Kontzer on October 12, 2017

    It's no longer a secret that relying on your company's IT security team to be the sole provider of workplace cyber security is folly. Recent incidents such as the WannaCry ransomware attack and the catastrophic Equifax breach remind us that in today's cloud-dominated, always-connected, device-centric world, everyone connected to a business—from employees and management to contractors and…

  • On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog...but they may know your password

    by Todd Inskeep on October 9, 2017

    Famously, according to the New Yorker cartoon: ‘On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.’ However, today in the wake of numerous breaches, it may seem like everyone may know everything about you. The reality, naturally, is somewhere in between. As we enter another National Cybersecurity Awareness month, key information – your identity, your passwords, and your access have become more important…

  • It’s Time for a Security Checkup during National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    by Mike Janke on October 5, 2017

    Most of us in the world of cybersecurity spend our days trying to solve complex security problems in one form or another as managers, engineers, researchers, investors or policy makers. Yet it is the fundamental basics of digital daily life that are to blame for the massive amount of money lost by the average citizen, not to mention all the aggravation. So, appropriately, October is National…

  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017

    by RSAC Editorial Team on October 2, 2017

    October is once again upon us and with it comes the return of Major League Baseball playoffs, college football rivalry games, the return of Stranger Things to Netflix and, of course, a month of cyber security tips and best practices. As you may know, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) - an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. NCSAM is…

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