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Beware! It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Happy National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

The name doesn’t have the ring of Happy Halloween, and there aren't Snickers bars and Tootsie Rolls if you knock on a neighbor's door. But the tricks that cybersecurity tries to fend off are definitely still there.

In proclaiming October a time to be aware of cybersecurity, President Barack Obama wrote that learning more about this security is important because so much of our world depends on a secure IT infrastructure.

As a little treat, the federal government is giving people a bit more information on cybersecurity.

The Homeland Security Department and the Federal Trade Commission have highlighted basic cybersecurity tips every computer user should adopt. Officials have launched DHS.gov/Cyber and OnGuardOnline.gov for more information on securing shared cyber networks.

And as our mothers always told us before we ran away with our Snickers bars, “Say 'thank you.' ”

Posted by Matthew Weigelt on Oct 04, 2010 at 12:11 PM


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