October Named National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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October 11, 2010
President Obama encourages Americans to learn about online safety as part of National Cybersecurity Month.
The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Trade Commission highlighted tips for consumers to improve their security software, back up important files and watch children’s Internet use, according to a White House release.
"I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the importance of cybersecurity and to observe this month with activities, events and trainings that will enhance our national security and resilience," wrote President Obama.
The administration also launched a new campaign called "Stop. Think. Connect." It is designed to increase awareness of risks and to help Americans make better choices to contribute to their security.
Many cyberattacks are caused by online carelessness. If consumers are just a little more cautious about the way they share personal information, they can greatly increase their chances of protecting themselves online.
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