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DHS Highlights Personal and Business Preparedness During National Cyber Security Awareness Month
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division is sponsoring the fifth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October, designed to educate the public on the shared responsibility of protecting cyberspace. The department will recognize this important initiative through a series of events aimed at raising awareness of the ways in which citizens and businesses can better safeguard themselves in cyberspace.
“Cyber attacks are increasing in sophistication and frequency every day. They include a broad spectrum of nefarious activity – from an individual hacker, to an organized criminal group stealing information or identities, to nation states engaged in cyber espionage,” said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. “We have embarked on a massive effort to guard federal systems and to work with industry to defend our critical infrastructure. Because no single entity owns the Internet, the federal government needs the cooperation of both the private sector and everyday citizens to protect against a range of cyber threats.”
Everyone can practice good cyber security in their homes and offices. Installing virus detection software and updating it as necessary, creating strong passwords and frequently changing them, backing up important files, and ignoring suspicious e-mails or websites can help protect you, your family and your business.
DHS employs numerous strategies to increase the security, resiliency, and reliability of the nation’s information technology (IT) and communications infrastructure:
For more information on National Cyber Security Awareness Month, click here.
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