Monday, October 23, 2017

Notations From the Grid ( Weekly Edition): On this National Cybersecurity Month...

Being able to Own Your Online Presence is critical.    What the team at FEMA shared is critical which we wanted to report on as part of our periodic series during this National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 

Learn to Own Your Online Presence During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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During the third week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month(NCSAM), October 16-20, learn how to keep your personal information safe online.

To build on the theme for NCSAM - Securing the Internet is Our Shared Responsibility, this week focuses on Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’sInternet. Smart cities, connected devices, digitized records, as well as smart cars and homes have become a new reality. This week reminds citizens that their sensitive, personal information is the fuel that makes smart devices work. While there are tremendous benefits of this technology, it is critical to understand how to use these cutting-edge innovations in safe and secure ways.

Follow these tips from the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop. Think. Connect.™ campaign to own your online presence:
  • Treat personal information like money. Information about you, such as your purchase history and location, has value - just like money. Protect your data by being cautious about how mobile apps and websites collect your information.
  • Own your online presence. Control and limit who can see your information online by checking the privacy and security settings on your accounts and apps. A cybercriminal can potentially see anything you post publically, so keep your personal information private.
  • Share with care. Think before posting about yourself and others online. Consider what a post reveals, who might see it, and how someone could perceive it now and in the future.

Join in celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month throughout October. Please visit or for more information.

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