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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort from the U.S. government, educational institutions, and industry leaders to raise public awareness on issues of cybersecurity. The NSCAM 2013 theme is “Our Shared Responsibility”:

NCSAM logoNo individual, business, or government entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet. Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use. Individual actions have a collective impact and when we use the Internet safely, we make it more secure for everyone. If each of us does our part—implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating young people, training employees—together we will be a digital society safer and more resistant from attacks and more resilient if one occurs.

In the spirit of NCSAM, the Sophos Naked Security blog suggests three essential security tasks you can do to help your friends and family be more secure online.