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Celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Cyber security is a hot topic among the private and public sector, especially as the consumerization of IT continues to grow as a trend and business tool. And although the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 failed to become a law, the need for strong cyber security measures, particularly within the federal government, has not diminished. If anything, the need has grown, particularly with the prevalence of the increasingly-mobile employee and BYOD.

This month kicks off the ninth year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) which is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). The purpose of this month is to drive awareness and remind all of us that cyber security is a shared responsibility.

A recent post from Iron Bow’s Dan Nowak, Information Security Senior Architect at Iron Bow Technologies offers a few best practices and tips for ensuring a strong defense against cyber attacks both at home and at work: http://www.techsource.ironbow.com/security/national-cyber-security-awareness-month-how-to-stay-secure-at-home-and-work/

What are your favorite cyber security tips? How is your organization working to ensure its network security?

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