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October is cybersecurity month

The Dept. of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance are targeted October for an awareness campaign to prevent ID theft and other cybercrime.

The Dept. of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance are targeted October for an awareness campaign to prevent ID theft and other cybercrime. According to the press release, activities include:

  • Distributing a national public service announcement entitled "Stop, Think, Click" which urges consumers to protect their valuable personal data through a variety of online best practices;
  • Sponsoring a variety of regional events, such as small business workshops and cyber security bootcamps, which will take consumer education to the grassroots level; and
  • Promoting cyber awareness initiatives among the education community via student assemblies, Webcasts and events at college campuses throughout the U.S.