NCSAM 2015 Week 1 – Stop. Think. Connect.

Welcome to National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

All through October the Office of Information Technology will be sending out information about cyber security in an effort to raise your awareness of the risks of using the Internet. This short week, October 1-2, focuses on the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. principles and understanding your level of risk.

STOP: make sure security measures are in place
Do you know how to recognize risks and potential problems? In case you miss something, is your anti-virus
running and up to date?
THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online.
Is what you are about to do advisable? Could it reveal information about yourself you would not want others to
know? Could it cause you or your reputation harm? Could it cause harm to someone else?
CONNECT: and enjoy the Internet.
After verifying your defenses and considering your actions, enjoy the Internet safely.

  • These three words involve the following concepts in practical terms:
  • Keep a clean machine
  • Protect your personal information
  • Connect with care
  • Be web wise
  • Be a good online citizen


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