National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is nearlly upon us! October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. National Cyber Security Awareness month has been observed in the US since 2004. It is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division, and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This year I decided to get in on the act, too, and do a daily blog post during October. Yes, that’s thirty-one posts in thirty-one days!

These posts are going to focus heavily on encryption of data-at-rest. Many of these will be in a how-to format that will be appropriate for entry-level users, but all of us (including me) will learn something. There will be a few other topics thrown in throughout the month to keep things interesting. Every week I’m going to throw in a topic about anonymous – or at least private – purchasing, and a few other topics will find their way in, as well.

If you would like to support this effort there are a couple things I would ask. First, please help get the word out! Tell your friends, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers. Next, I still have a couple of blank days on the calendar. If you have a topic that you would like to see covered, get in touch with me. Finally, participate by commenting on the posts. If you have information that I haven’t covered, it would almost certainly be beneficial to someone else, too. So please feel free to get it out there!

Thanks to all of you who read! I’m looking forward to kicking it off next weekend!

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