Safely Surfing the 'Net: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

September 4, 2013
Originally published on Oct. 22, 2012
Cybersecurity begins with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. These three simple words are the starting point for staying safer and more secure online.

STOP: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.

THINK: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your online actions could impact your safety or your family's.

CONNECT: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you've taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

Everyone has a role in securing their part in cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use. To assist in promoting National Cyber Security Awareness Month, several messages about cyber security education and awareness are being distributed throughout the month of October. Please follow us on social media, Facebook and Twitter, to receive daily cyber security awareness messages. In addition, printed resources will be displayed to encourage all to incorporate STOP. THINK. CONNECT. into your online routine.