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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

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Cyber Security Awareness Month is a nationally recognized effort co-sponsored by the and the to raise cyber security awareness across the country and to empower citizens, businesses, government and schools to improve their cyber security preparedness.

Consumers are confident they’re safe online, but hackers have proven otherwise, stealing $172 billion from 978 million consumers in 20 countries. In 2017, consumers globally reported an average loss of $142 per victim and nearly 24 hours dealing with the aftermath. In the United States, 143 million consumers were victims of cybercrime – more than half the U.S. adult online population.

In support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, ITS will focus on a different cybersecurity issue for each week and will be providing a number of educational resources:

Week 1: October 1-5, 2018
Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety

Week 2: October 8-12, 2018
Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity

Week 3: October 15-19, 2018
It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work

Week 4: October 22-26, 2018
Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

Additional information and resources on cyber issues and implementing sound cyber security practices are also available at the following websites:

SUNY College of Optometry is recognized as a NCSAM Champion!  

NCSAM Champions represent those dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted internet.

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