October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. In partnership with DHS, the National Cyber Security Alliance has released information on:
- recognizing cyber crime and how to protect yourself online. Recommendations include deleting suspicious communications, being wary of “too good to be true” offers, and using strong authentication. The CyberAware Tip of the Week is to keep a clean machine and make sure the security software on all your electronic devices is updated. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Stop.Think.Connect. Phishing Tip Card and the US-CERT Tip Understanding Patches.
- helping people protect their online activities and increasing cybersecurity awareness.This tip describes how users can protect their online accounts using strong authentication techniques, including the use of biometrics or a security key. Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Stop.Think.Connect. tip Lock Down Your Login and the US-CERT Security Tip Choosing and Protecting Passwords.
- “Cyber from the Break Room to the Board Room” describing how users can protect their businesses and other organizations from cyber threats. Recommendations include avoiding phishing emails, making passwords more complex, and reporting all suspicious activity. Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Federal Trade Commission publication Start With Security: A Guide for Business and the US-CERT Tip Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.