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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

National Cyber Secrity Awareness Month

Security Awareness Month

Cyber theft is as real and damaging as any other form of larceny, though many of us are unaware of the risk and what we can do to avoid it. As the District celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness Month, take a moment to learn more about the threat against you and your personal information.

Below, Brookhaven College’s very own Internet security expert Michael Deason shares a few topics of interest.

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Submitted by Michael Deason, director of Information Technology and campus information security officer

Each October is the annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. The DCCCD Information Privacy and Security Office is also dedicated to increasing awareness.

During the first week in October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month emphasized general cyber security awareness and the Stop, Think, and Connect campaign.

The second week of October focused on national and local efforts to prevent identity theft and other cyber crimes.

This week’s focus is highlighting strategies and tools that businesses of all sizes use to help their cyber security.

The final week in October will demonstrate the urgent need to develop cyber education programs to train the next generation of computer users in the workforce.

If you would like more general information about cyber security, please visit www.DHS.gov.