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National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

Cyber security is an increasingly important part of our personal and professional lives. To engage and educate Americans on proper online security etiquette, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance created National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Every October, Connection raises awareness about cyber security and sharing valuable resources to keep America safer and more secure online.
For example, in a recent survey we conducted in partnership with IDG, we discovered that 50% of organizations experienced at least one security breach in the last 12 months. 55% of organizations also said that cost was their biggest obstacle to creating an effective security strategy. Stay tuned all month long for advice from our experts on building a strong, cost-effective security plan.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber Security Themes for NCSAM 2017

The security experts at Connection will focus on five key themes for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017:
  • Week 1, October 2–6, 2017: Simple Steps to Online Safety
    Learn about the top consumer cyber security concerns, discover simple steps to protect against these concerns, and understand what to do if you fall victim to cyber crime.
  • Week 2, October 9–13, 2017: Cyber Security in the Workplace Is Everyone’s Business
    How can organizations protect against the most common cyber threats? Learn strategies as well as uncover resources to help strengthen your cyber resilience, including the use of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework.
  • Week 3, October 16–20, 2017: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet
    Our sensitive, personal information is the fuel that makes smart devices work. While there are tremendous benefits of this technology, it is critical to understand how to use these cutting-edge innovations in safe and secure ways.
  • Week 4, October 23–27, 2017: The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cyber Security
    According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers. Learn more about exploring a career in cyber security.
  • Week 5, October 30–31, 2017: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats
    The essential systems that support our daily lives – such as electricity, financial institutions, and transportation – are all dependent upon the Internet. Learn how important cyber security is to keeping our traffic lights, running water, phone lines, and other critical infrastructure up and running.
Be sure to visit this page each week for new content.
Cyber Security Themes for NCSAM 2017
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How Strong Are Your Defenses?

In today’s threat landscape, it’s critical that you are able to discover the weak points in your organization’s defenses before criminals have the chance to exploit them. Get a better understanding of your risk level, and uncover opportunities to build a stronger, more secure organization with an External Threat Assessment from Connection.
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