October Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

According to the Pew Research Center, nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners and for many, these devices are a key entry point to the online world. At the same time, 62 percent of Americans fear that their smartphone or computer will be hacked. Internet connectivity is actively a part of many consumers' day-to-day, personal, professional and community lives. Close to 432 million accounts were hacked in 2014 according to the Identity Theft Resource Center—revealing personal information such as names, debit or credit card numbers, emails, birthdays, phone numbers, passwords, security questions and physical addresses. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is co-led by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). It is focusing on making our families and our communities more secure. For a comprehensive list of resources, go here.

Also see Safety Tips for Your Mobile Devices or visit http://www.stopthinkconnect.org for more tips about how to stay safe online.

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