Each day, American citizens and businesses are exposed to thousands of cyber threats and attacks such as ransomware, identity theft, and phishing attacks. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and throughout the month, S&T’s Cyber Security Division (CSD) will be sharing helpful information designed to make you more cyber savvy and safe.
During NCSAM, S&T cyber experts will provide cybersecurity practices and protection to help you safeguard your computers, mobile phone, and your car—yes, even your car!—from a cyber-attack. By month’s end you’ll be more knowledgeable about your cybersecurity needs so you can take the necessary steps to ensure your connected technology is protected in case a cyber incident occurs. Among CSD’s NCSAM activities are the following:
Overviews of Select CSD Cybersecurity Projects
Each Monday in October, CSD will share with you via the DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s social media channels—Facebook and Twitter—an overview of a project that is developing new cybersecurity solutions. Through these spotlights you will gain insight into the work that is being done to secure our nation’s critical infrastructure and your technology.
Each Wednesday during the month,we’ll post, via social media, cybersecurity trivia questions that will help you understand the scope of the cyber threat to you and your technology. Participate with us or follow the conversation using the hashtag #TriviaWednesday.
Each Friday during the month, CSD will post valuable cybersecurity tips on our social media platforms that will help make your cyber protection stronger. Follow hashtag #CyberSavvy.
Facebook Townhall on Vehicle Cyber Security
Join us at 1 p.m. EDT October 27 to learn from Cyber Physical System Security program manager Dr. Dan Massey, leader of CSD’s Vehicle Cyber Security initiative, why your modern car is vulnerable to a cyber-attack and how a team of experts brought together by the project is working to beef up your car’s cybersecurity protections.
Demo Day Event
On October 25 in Santa Clara, Calif., CSD’s Transition to Practice (TTP) program will host an event at which researchers will present and demonstrate their innovate cybersecurity solutions to technology investors from private industry. These solutions, developed at Department of Energy laboratories and by National Science Foundation grantees, have the potential to strengthen cybersecurity protections for government, business and you.