Wednesday 5 October 2016

SumTips: 9 Cyber Security Awareness Month Events Not to Miss

It's National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a United States-based event that increasingly attracts the attention of digital citizens worldwide. No matter where in the world you are this October, be sure to check out the following online NCSAM events:

October 6: #ChatSTC Twitter Chat: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ - The Basics of Online Safety
This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss simple ways you can protect yourself, your family and your community online and explore how to engage young people in responsible technology use and pursue careers devoted to protecting the internet. Join via #ChatSTC at 3:00PM EDT.

October 11: EDUCAUSE Live! – Top Attack Techniques, Top Human Risks & How to Create a Cyberaware Culture
What are the scariest new attack techniques in 2016? What are the top human risks organizations are currently facing? Join the head of the Internet Storm Center and the director of SANS Securing The Human to discover how you can prepare for threats posed by technologies and people, and leverage that knowledge to create a more "cyberaware" culture on campus. Join via at 1:00PM EDT.

October 13: Solving the “password1” Problem: Why Businesses Need 2FA
IDC analyst Robert Westervelt and ESET Senior Technical Strategist Ben Reed will be giving a free webinar on two-factor authentication (2FA). Topics to be discussed include the different types of multifactor authentication, why the right 2FA solution helps prevent breaches and how to implement 2FA quickly and easily. Join via at 1:00PM EDT.

October 13: #ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity from the Break Room to the Boardroom
This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss how leaders and employees in business, healthcare, academic, government and civil society can keep their organizations safer and more secure during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and year-round. Join via #ChatSTC at 3:00PM EDT.

October 20: Get Smart About Ransomware: Protect Yourself and Your Organization
Do you think you're doing enough to protect yourself against ransomware threats? It's time to start learning how to better protect yourself (and your organization) online. Support NCSAM by attending Security Innovation's free live webinar, which will discuss what ransomware is and how it affects you, real-world examples of ransomware attacks and what we've learned from them, what to do if you or your organization becomes a ransomware victim and how you can avoid ransomware threats to protect yourself and your organization. Join via at 1:00PM EDT.

October 20: #ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime
This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss different kinds of cybercrime, how to better protect yourself against online threats and how you can play a role in the greater effort against cybercrime. Join via #ChatSTC at 3:00PM EDT. 

October 27: #ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Navigating Your Continuously Connected Life
This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will discuss how you can take security precautions and protect your personal information as the world of cutting-edge technologies continues to grow. Join via #ChatSTC at 3:00PM EDT. 

October 28: Digital Citizenship Summit
The Digital Citizenship Summit is a major global event for digital citizenship, featuring well-known and diverse, emerging voices discussing the safe, savvy and ethical use of social media and technology. Kicking off U.S. Media Literacy Week, the flagship Digital Citizenship Summit this year will focus on citizenship, literacy and advocacy. Join via at 9:00AM PDT.

November 3: #ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Building Cyber Resilience in Critical Infrastructure
As National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) comes to a close, National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (CISR) Month begins in November. In this #ChatSTC, we’ll discuss the connection between the cyber and physical worlds, the importance of protecting and securing our Nation’s critical infrastructure, and share simple cyber tips for individuals looking to do their part to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber threats. Join via #ChatSTC at 3:00PM EDT. 

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