October 2, 2015 | You know what would go great with your pumpkin spiced treats this October? Cyber security! Okay, now that I have your attention, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to be #CyberAware. There are plenty of ways to participate.
We now live in a world that is more connected than ever before. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. Recognizing the importance of cybersecurity to our nation, President Obama designated October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity and increasing the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber-incident.
Have you been a victim of identity theft? Visit identitytheft.gov for step-by-step advice that can help you limit the damage, report identity theft, and fix your credit.
However you choose to participate this October, we hope you’ll help us raise awareness on how to be safe, secure, and responsible online.
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Detective C.M. Helms
CMPD Financial Crimes Division