October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Camden County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the Camden County Chief Information Officer are encouraging local citizens to take time to learn more about cybersecurity.
“Cybersecurity is like locking your doors at night. In our digital age, it's essential to secure our virtual homes,” said Chief Information Officer Louis Foltzer. “This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, let's remember to double-check our online 'locks' and keep our digital spaces safe.”
This year’s theme is Secure Our World, with the main messaging revolving around four key cybersecurity best practices:
- Understanding the benefits of using a password manager and dispelling existing myths around password manager security and ease of use.
- Turning on multifactor authentication on personal devices and business networks.
- Recognizing and reporting phishing – still one of the primary threat actions used by cybercriminals today.
- Installing updates on a regular basis and turning on automated updates.
“Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a great opportunity for Camden County citizens to learn how to protect themselves before a cyber-attack occurs,” said Camden County Emergency Management Director Chuck White. “We encourage preparedness for all emergencies and taking the necessary steps to stop unauthorized access or damage to a computer system may prevent the loss of personal information.”
This online safety awareness and education initiative which is co-managed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance. For more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month and staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month.