CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH: Learn ways to protect yourself online

Now in its 10th year, National Cyber Security Awareness Month’s theme is “Our Shared Responsibility,” reflecting the role we all play in being safer online and making the Internet more secure for everyone.

During the week of October 14-20, the focus is cybersecurity education. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), there are still gaps in basic behaviors that would protect people and their data. In a recent study commissioned by PayPal and NCSA, nearly 19 percent of Americans said they had never changed their password or pin for an online account without prompting by the service provider and only 34 percent lock their mobile phone with a PIN. These findings reflect the need for continued education and awareness activities around online safety.

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