According to the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), October is the month to promote Cyber Security Awareness, which “…encourages people to do their part to make their online lives safe and secure.”
The NCSA’s philosophy is that safe browsing is a shared responsibility: “Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyber space, including the devices and networks they use.” NCASM provides a focal point for participants to educate others about safe and secure usage. Its three-part mantra:
- Stop – Understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems
- Think – Consider how your usage of the Internet could impact others
- Connect – Proceed with confidence now that you know what to expect
The official presidential proclamation states that NCASM is the time to “…recommit to ensuring that our information and infrastructure remain secure, reliable, and resilient”.