National Cyber Security Month 2015

National Cyber Security Month 2015

Today marks the first day of Australia’s mandatory data retention which coincides with national cyber security month.

What Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month?

Each year ExpressVPN teams up with Stay Safe Online to raise awareness about Internet safety and security.

With an increasing number of children now surfing the Web, there’s never been a better time to educate your kids about the ins and outs of online safety.

ExpressVPN Internet security infographic

This year’s NSCAM is broken down into 5 weekly themes. Here’s a brief overview. For a more comprehensive guide, visit Stay Safe Online’s About Page.


Week 1 (Oct 1-2): Five Years of STOP.THINK.CONNECT

A simple, direct method everyone can follow, Week 1 kicks off the month by focusing on the rights ways to go about navigating the Internet.

Week 2 (Oct 5-9): Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work

As various business and networks are falling prey to security threats, it’s never been more important to practice proper cybersecurity procedures. Week 2 focuses on helping businesses create better online security by focusing on employee education.

Week 3 (Oct 12-16): Connected Communities and Families: Staying Protected While We Are Always Connected

When did you last check your phone? Your computer? Your iPad? Chances are, you’re tapping into the online world more often than you realize. Week 3 deals with how we can protect ourselves online.

Week 4 (Oct 19-23): Your Evolving Digital Life

From the cars we drive to how we watch TV, the Internet is rapidly changing the way we live. Week 4 encapsulates these ideas and gives us tips on how to stay safe and secure as new technologies continue to emerge.

Week 5 (Oct 26-30): Building the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

As the risks of cybersecurity increase, so too does our need for cyber professionals. Week 5 talks about the growing need for cybersecurity experts and how we can build a more “cyber-literate” society as a whole.


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