October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Anne-Liese Heinichen
ERAI, Inc.

Retired General Keith Alexander who served as Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of the United States Cyber Command referred to cyber crime as the "greatest transfer of wealth in human history". The anonymity provided by cyberspace and the sheer number of connected people and devices ensures cyber crime will remain an area of growth for criminal networks and of risk for individuals, businesses and governments.

Since 2004, October has been identified as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This annual campaign, initiated by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), aims to raise awareness and increase the resiliency of our nation, its citizens and businesses.

We each play a critical role in protecting information and networks from cyber threats and managing risk throughout the electronics supply chain.

ERAI encourages you to visit the DHS website to check out this week’s theme:

Week 2: October 10-14, 2016 – Topic: Cyber from the Break Room to the Board Room
We are all part of protecting personal and organizational data in the workplace. From CEO to incoming entry-level employee, each organization’s cybersecurity posture is reliant on a shared level of vigilance and awareness. Week 2 looks at how every employee can promote a culture of cybersecurity at work.

You can register to receive cybersecurity tips year round by visiting the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign

You can also access the Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit which is filled with tips, fact sheets, and training resources.

Cyber criminals do not discriminate; they target vulnerable computer systems regardless of whether they are part of a large corporation or a small business.

Get involved and stay informed!