October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 7, 2015

In 2003, in recognition of the growing threats posed by our use of the Internet for so much of what we do, the month of October was designated National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The reality is that no individual, business, or government entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet. We each have a role in securing our part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks we use. Individual actions have a collective impact, and when we use the Internet safely we make it more secure for everyone. If each of us does our part by implementing stronger security practices, together we will be a more resilient and safer digital society.

At UC Berkeley, phishing attacks and stolen CalNet credentials remain the top threats to our individual and institutional online security. Please take a moment to educate yourself and help others understand the importance of following cybersecurity best practices.

Visit the Technology site for information on protecting yourself in cyberspace.