Today marks the beginning of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the United States. I urge you to take a moment each day to educate yourself, your family, your colleagues on the need to be vigilant, proactive and engaged with respect to protecting your online persona and also your business.

Your personal data and privacy are your responsibility to maintain and monitor (see: Online Safety: Our Family is Our Responsibility)

During the month, a wide variety of corporations and non-profit organizations will be providing their input on how you may keep both your family and business safe, online. I too shall be engaging in a bit of daily education with respect to online safety which I believe fall into the category of “low hanging fruit.” Or put slightly differently, easy steps you can take which require little or no technical skill to implement.

Please do watch for the hash tag #NCSAM within twitter for my updates as well as those of many others; set up an alert within your favorite search engine for “National Cyber Security Awareness Month” so as to obtain the latest pieces from both the private and public sector. And above all, please stay safe online.

Thank you for your time.

All the best,