National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). In recognition the African-American Cyber Report will be participating with the Department of Homeland Security to promote awareness of cyber security issues and personal safety online.
Each week the AACR will publish articles that promote cyber security at home, at work and for your children. The AACR is dedicated to bringing the message of cyber security to African-Americans who use the Internet in their daily life. We are focused on protecting you, your home and your children from cyber fraud, hacking, viruses, malware, personal data theft and other cyber threats.
African-Americans are full participants in the technology revolution from smartphones, to mobile banking to e-commerce to social media. As such we must become more aware of what is happening in cyberspace. We need to understand the dangers and the opportunities that the Internet presents.
As part of NCSAM the Dept. of Homeland Security is offering all Americans the Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit. The Toolkit is a series of information pamphlets designed to educate various audiences on cyber security awareness and online safety. The targeted audiences include;
- Students K-8, 9-12, and Undergraduate
- Parents and Educators
- Young Professionals
- Older Americans
- Small Business
- Law Enforcement
The educational material covers 22 topic areas that include social media awareness, mobile banking, and educating children about going online.
We invite you to join us as we focus on the safety and security of all people but especially our brothers and sisters who use the greatest communication technology ever invented, the Internet.