October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year’s overarching message for the month – Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. – focuses on personal privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
On October 2, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) met with the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske and National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Under Secretary Christopher Krebs led the meeting alongside Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary Karen Evans and leaders from the oil and natural gas industry. The group discussed ways industry and government can take a more strategic approach to securing pipelines and other critical infrastructure.
On October 2, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen kicked off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), with a conversation at the Washington Post’s Cybersecurity Summit. Secretary Nielsen discussed DHS’s continued efforts to secure our nation’s election systems and combat the threats to our cyberspace.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month also known as NCSAM. Since 2004, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recognized October as NCSAM to promote cybersecurity awareness and safety tips, ultimately changing behaviors to protect people against cyber threats. During NCSAM S&T will explore weekly themes to help you become #CyberAware.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a time to focus on how cybersecurity is a shared responsibility that affects all Americans. NCSAM is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its public and private partners, including the National Cyber Security Alliance, to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and individual cyber hygiene.
Poor coding practices exposes vulnerabilities in software in, that’s way it’s important to build security in during all phases of the development life cycle. One way to reduce the amount of security breaches is to build security in from the start. DHS S&T's Cyber Security Division Program Manager Kevin Greene shares security tips for software developers.
DHS Science and Technology Directorate is working hard to secure critical infrastructure. Through S&T’s Next Generation Cyber Infrastructure (NGCI) Apex program, S&T is providing the financial services sector with the technologies and tools to confront advanced adversaries when they attack U.S. cyber systems and networks. DHS S&T's Cyber Security Division Program Manager Greg Wigton provides online banking tips to keep you safe online.
Over the next four weeks, we will do our part to promote awareness of safe online practices by sharing with you a series of easy-to-use cybersecurity tips.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the kick-off of National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015. During this month, outreach efforts will aim to increase Americans’ understanding of basic cybersecurity practices to stay safe online and the role each of us plays in keeping cyberspace safe and secure.