October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Cyber security is our shared responsibility. That means everyone has the potential to make a difference and educate others. You can raise awareness within your community, no matter what your role is.
No individual, business, or government entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet. Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use. We need to understand that individual actions have a collective impact and when we use the Internet safely we make it more secure for everyone. The actions may differ based on our personal and professional responsibilities. However, if each of us does our part—implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating young people or training employees—together we will be a more resilient digital society.
Americans can follow a few simple steps
to keep themselves, their personal assets, and private information safe online.
The West Virginia Office of Technology is committed to raising information security awareness in both public and private sectors. Below are just a few resources available to help you and your loved ones stay safe online.
Technology is a daily part of a child's life, and it is integral that the child, their parents, and teachers be knowledgeable about the dangers lurking online. Use these links below to find local support centers and organizations, parent forums, educational resources, and more!
Sign the Pledge
In the face of online dangers it is important that we remind ourselves of the importance of following good cyber security practices. Cyber Security Is Our Shared Responsibility and by taking proactive steps every day, we can improve our ability to stay safe.
We invite you to join with thousands of other individuals across the country who are asserting their commitment to online safety. By signing the MS-ISAC National Cyber Pledge you are affirming that you will take security seriously and use good practices both at home and at work. The Pledge contest runs through October 31 and is one of the many activities underway in recognition of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month
After you sign the pledge, please tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors...everyone you can! If we each pledge to do our part to make our piece of cyber space just a little bit more secure, we can truly make a difference in helping protect our nation's cyber security.
Thank you for being a part of this important effort!!
Take The Pledge