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CSAM’15: Our Shared Responsibility

CSAM’15: Our Shared Responsibility

Sep 12, 2015

CSAM’15: Our Shared Responsibility

We live in a world which is more connected than ever before. Whether we realize it or not, but the Internet touches almost all aspects of our daily life. We connect with friends and family, conduct business and online banking and rely on many services, like transportation and electricity that are supported by online systems. Technology has spearheaded advancements in healthcare, education, business, music, government, and many other industries. As technology advances, our lives become easier and more connected. However, being constantly connected brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse. As individuals, cyber security risks can threaten our finances, identity, and privacy. Since our way of life depends on critical infrastructure and the digital technology that operates it, a need for spreading awareness on the issues and challenges has given rise to the concept called “Cyber Security Awareness Month”.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
(Commonly called NCSAM) was started by the United States of America in 2004 under the sponsorship provided by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) within the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA, a non-profit organization). Each year NCSAM is observed in the month of October to encourage observance and fortification by all the computer users. The overall NCSAM theme is “Our Shared Responsibility” to reflect the notion that cyberspace cannot be secured without the help of all users. Looking at the growing need and encouragement for a cause as such, various European countries have started to adopt this in their culture as well.
Ever since the inception of CSAM, SCIT have been the institutional body which perceives this awareness month in collaboration with SCIT’s own TeamMatrix- Student InfoSec Club and ISACA. As part of CSAM various events are held at the SCIT campus which has its reach on national level making it a huge success. This being the 5th year of the episode, SCIT is back with many lively events to fight the greatest battle.

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