Internet Safety Focus of Cyber Security Awareness Month

by Diane VanDyke

ncsam10_bnr1Last year in the United States, 12.6 million people were victims of identity fraud—that’s 1 victim every 3 seconds, according to the 2013 Identity Fraud Report independently produced by research company, Javelin Strategy & Research. As technology use continues to grow and become an integral part of everyday life, users need to be mindful of the possible risks.

With the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Montgomery County Community College’s Director of Information Technology Security Bill Rosenbaum will be sharing information with the community on how to use the Internet safely and wisely.

“In today’s digital world, it is important for everyone using technology to realize they are potential targets of criminal activity,” Rosenbaum said. “We each need to do our part to ensure that the Internet is safe and secure for everyone.”

Throughout the month of October, Rosenbaum will be offering tips, information and sharing resources in weekly articles posted on MCCC’s website at mc3.edu/campuslife/cyber-security. The community is invited to visit the page and use the information to improve and secure their online practices.

“Everyone can take some simple steps to reduce their risk of being a target and having their information stolen or misused,” Rosenbaum said.

The College is also designated as a National Cyber Security Alliance Champion for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Visit StaySafeOnline.org.

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