Cyberattacks, fraud, identity theft, security breaches and malicious online attacks are major security risks to computer systems, networks and data. These cyber threats evolve in complexity and number of attacks. To increase cybersecurity awareness and help safeguard against online attacks, the City of Worcester collaborates with many organizations such as the MassCyberCenter at MassTech, MS-ISAC and the National Cyber Security Alliance in events and educational campaigns throughout the year. This includes other proactive efforts to increase cybersecurity awareness, eliminate vulnerabilities and share cyber response best practices and tools.
Since 2004, Cybersecurity Awareness Month has been a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that all Americans have the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. Co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Cybersecurity Awareness Month has grown tremendously.
This year the overarching theme for the month is 'Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.' The line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. In these tech-fueled times, our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity and nation's security are impacted by the internet.
The City of Worcester is proud to be an NCSA Champion and support this online safety and education initiative. Check back weekly for helpful cybersecurity resources.
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