The solutions necessary to improve cyber security require a combination of approaches that involve people, processes, and technology. Consequently, a key ingredient to any cyber security strategy is adherence to safe computing practices by end users. Developing core awareness messages that are appropriate to all users can be challenging, and promoting security awareness is an ongoing task.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This program will describe the efforts of the National Cyber Security Alliance to improve awareness in homes, schools, state and local government, and small businesses. Strategies and tools for security awareness in the college and university setting will also be provided.