National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Follow our hashtags this month #NCSAMatKCG #CyberAware
KCG’s NCSAM 2017 Themes:Each week in October is dedicated to a specific cybersecurity theme coordinated by the National Cyber Security Alliance. KCG will be participating in these themes by providing cyber information correlated with the week’s theme and goals. Our mission is to raise awareness of cyber issues and preventative measures in an effort to improve our area’s cyber hygiene.
KCG plans to the follow these weekly themes:
Week 1: October 2-6, 2017 – Theme: Simple Steps to Online SafetyAll members of the public can take some simple actions to protect themselves online and to recover in the event a cyber incident occurs. Week 1 will address the top consumer cybersecurity concerns, provide simple steps to protect against these concerns, and help the public understand what to do if they fall victim to cybercrime.
Week 2: October 9-13, 2017 – Theme: Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s BusinessCreating a culture of cybersecurity is critical for all organizations ‒ large and small businesses, academic institutions, non-profits, and government agencies – and must be a shared responsibility among all employees. Week 2 will showcase how organizations can protect against the most common cyber threats.
Week 3: October 16-20, 2017 – Theme: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s InternetSmart cities, connected devices, digitized records, as well as smart cars and homes have become a new reality. Week 3 will remind citizens that their 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 – Theme: The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in CybersecurityAccording 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. It is critical that today’s students graduate ready to enter the workforce to fill the vast number of available cybersecurity positions. Week 4 will encourage students and other job seekers to explore cybersecurity careers.
Week 5: October 30-31, 2017 – Theme: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber ThreatsAs the month comes to an end we want to end strong and highlight all of our main points to really drive the issues home. On the last days of the month we will provide a synopsis of the month’s information with the key overall takeaways.