October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month


National Cyber Security Awareness Month was first implemented in 2004. It is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance.  The purpose of the awareness month is to increase awareness of threats to safe computing and proper protection mechanisms. This is sponsored at all levels: Federal, State, Municipal, and also by private businesses and entities.

Since inception, Norway and the rest of Europe have adopted this month starting in 2012. Below are the 2016 materials for the month, produced by the DHS:

Cyber Security Awareness Month Materials


We offer a broad range of services to assist you with Cyber Security Awareness, year round. Below is a list of how we can help. Please contact our Sales Department for more information.

  • We have Security Awareness Posters that you may use to help convey the point to employees.
  • We have a training curriculum that we can present to your employees.
  • Our blog is a great resource for what is going on in cyber security.
  • Our podcast

Announcements and Resources

SANS Mentor Session

Security 504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling

Joe will be leading a SANS Mentor session for Security 504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling, which is the class that corresponds to the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) certification. The dates are October 27 -December 15 from 6-9 PM (Eastern Time). Location is TDB. If your organization wants to host the training, email Joe and you can receive a discount. Sign up before September 29 and get a discount and a free attempt at GCIH. https://www.sans.org/mentor/class/sec504-atlanta-27oct2016-joe-gray

Other APS Posts

Implications of Powershell Going Open Source
Yahoo Data Breach: What We Know Now
Most of What You Need to Know: Wi-Fi
Cybersecurity & the US 2016 Presidential Election
Most of What You Need to Know: Passwords
Twitter Hacked?
Change Your Email Password Now!
Qatar Bank Breached After Bangladesh
Bangladesh Bank Loses 80 Million USD

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