Wednesday, September 26, 2012
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is one initiative that is part of a non-profit public-private partnership focused on cyber security awareness and education for all digital citizens. Because the cyberspace used by our faculty, staff, and students often transports sensitive information such as proprietary research, financial records, grades, or personally identifiable information, it has become critical that all members of the Macalester community develop an awareness of how to protect this sensitive information and be safer and more secure online.
This year’s theme, Our Shared Responsibility, reflects the notion that no one person, department, or college is responsible for the security of the Internet; everyone must do their part. Be looking throughout the month under this banner in the Daily Piper for tips on how to do this.