October 1 marked the start – and the 10th anniversary of – National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, NCSAM is an initiative aimed at making sure everyone has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.
We all can do our part by educating family, friends and coworkers on how to use the internet safely. The average person really has little clue about the dangers lurking in cyber space and even if they have an inkling, they are far too trusting of what their clueless friends routinely send them. In their defense, cyber security is not easy and the last ten years have shown us a wide range of security threats that test the mettle of even the most savvy cyber security professional.
Sophos has posted 10 topical tales, “in vaguely chronological order, that have burst into our collective security concerns at various times in the last decade.” It’s an interesting list and will give you some food for thought as well as real examples you can use to educate your people.
In another post, Sophos recommends that you do these 3 essential security tasks for your family today.
What are you waiting for? Git ‘er done!