National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Now in its ninth year, during National Cyber Security Awareness Month we remember that being secure online is a shared responsibility—each of us has an important role to play. As well as being concerned about how business and agencies protect their sensitive data, we each need to be aware of how much personal data we share online and take steps to keep sensitive information secure.
According to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), 51.2 percent of reported attacks on federal, state and local government agencies in 2011 involved phishing. Phishing has been at the root of many of the high-profile attacks in the past few years. Phishing allows fraudsters access to the front door of the system, instead of breaking down the back door.
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