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2013 National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 2013 marks the 10th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NSCAM) sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).

The purpose of NSCAM is to raise awareness to the issues facing us about cyber security not only at UH, but also in our daily lives. For more information on the National initiatives, click on the banner image above.

UH Information Security Team will be recognizing NSCAM with the NCSA theme of STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

There will be two presentations during the month of October. All broadcasts will originate on the UH Manoa Campus in Kuykendall Hall, Room 201 and will be broadcast over the HITS network. Sign up to attend at: http://kuhi.its.hawaii.edu/training/ and click on "National Cyber Security Awareness Month Series". You will need to sign in with your UH username to register.

October 2, Privacy and Security: Protecting personally identifiable information and securing your mobile device. (1:30-3:30pm)

October 17, Current Cyber Threats & Preventing Cyber Crime. (1:00-3:00pm)

Presentation Resources

Awareness: Our Shared Responsibility

Week 1 October 1-6, 2013
Theme: 10 Years & Beyond: General Online Safety & STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we will take time to reflect on what we've accomplished so far in keeping people safe and secure online, and what we need to achieve in the decade ahead. Week 1 also aims to raise online safety awareness among all Americans and reinforce the simple measures everyone should take to be safer and more secure online and their understanding that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility.

Being Mobile: Online Safety Anytime, Anywhere

Week 2 October 7-13, 2013
Theme: Being Mobile: Online Safety & Security
We now take the convenience and productivity of the Internet everywhere we go. We work untethered from a physical location, stay connected as we travel and use portable devices to shop, bank, and manage our daily lives from anywhere. Week 2 highlights the need to maintain a focus on safety and security wherever and whenever we use the Internet.

Education: pA5$w0rd! ... If It Isn't Strong, IT's Wrong!

Week 3: October 14-20, 2013
Theme: Cyber Education and the Next Generation of Cyber Leaders
In order to have a cyber-secure nation, we need to graduate cyber-capable adults who can use the Internet safely, securely, ethically and productively and build a workforce of cybersecurity professionals to defend our networks. We can be successful if we teach everyone essentials and reach the next generation of cyber leaders at an earlier age. Week 3 highlights the importance of cyber education and workforce development, including the advancement and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.

Cyber Crime: Sec_rity Is Not Complete Without U

Week 4: October 21-27, 2013
Theme: Cybercrime
Today's world is more interconnected than ever before. Yet, for all its advantages, increased connectivity brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse. Week 4 will highlight how people can protect themselves against cybercrime and how to get help.

To view the NCSAM presentations from 2012, click here.