We live in a society where technology allows us to communicate with friends and family around the world, deposit checks without ever going to the bank, shop in our pajamas from the comfort of our couch, and find the answers to almost anything with just the click of a button. But in the midst of all these connections, it is easy to loose sight of the potential risks of these actions.
As a tech-savy society it is important that we take the steps required to educate ourselves on how our daily connections can potentially impact us. For this reason the Department of Homeland Security has deemed October Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
Throughout the month of October, National 4-H Headquarters will be participating in the Department of Homeland Security’s ‘Stop. Think. Connect’ campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to engage and educate the public and private sectors about cybersecurity and to increase the nation’s resiliency to cyber threats.
The toolkit provides resources for a variety of different audiences:
- Students K-8, 9-12, and Undergraduate
- Parents and Educators
- Young Professionals
- Older Americans
- Small Business
- Law Enforcement