For a few years now, October is designated National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The target audience of the awareness month effort is mostly consumers. This year's motto is the Internet is a shared resource and securing it is our Shared Responsibility.
We will feature a special diary each day in October in observance of cyber security awareness month. Realizing that our audience tends to be more technical, we are picking our own theme. This year, we picked Standards and Security. Many standards have important security components, and we will try to illustrate how particular standards affect current attacks. One of the great things about our group of handlers is that we have a very diverse background, geographically and professionally. To take this diversity into account, we will interpret the term standards very widely. You will see diaries about ISO standards, IETF standards (RFCs), W3C standards and so on. If there is a particular standard you would like to see covered: Let us know. This is also a great opportunity for guest articles (or guest diaries as we call them). If you would like to write something, let us know. Send the topic, and maybe a brief outline first to see if it fits.
Resources for Cyber Security Awareness Month:
http://www.staysafeonline.org (Main Cyber Security Awareness Month website)
http://www.securingthehuman.com (SANS Security Awareness Program)
Securing the Human will also be offering a number of free webcasts:
Why Security Awareness Matters- Tuesday, 02 Oct
Security Awareness: Planning For Success- Tuesday, 16 Oct
How To Create an Engaging Program People Want To Take- Tuesday, 13 Oct
Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute
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