October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Publication Date: 
October 16, 2012
Expiration Date: 
October 16, 2015
Allison Henry, IST–System and Network Security
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The Internet is a shared resource and securing it is "Our Shared Responsibility", the theme for 2012 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NSCAM).

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 more resilient and safer digital society. [About NCSAM, NCSA]

Now is a great time to educate yourself and others on the importance of following cybersecurity best practices. Here are some resources to help you get started:

In addition, new cybersecurity awareness articles are being added to the Berkeley Security website during the month of October. The first article is Week 1 — Getting Started.


NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity. October 2012 marks the ninth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).

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