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Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

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The essential systems that support our daily lives - such as electricity, financial institutions and transportation - are all dependent upon the internet.  Building resilience in critical infrastructure is crucial to our national security.  This last week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) will look at cybersecurity in relation to keeping our traffic lights, running water, phone lines and other critical infrastructure secure.

The Internet Wants You: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

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According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers. It is critical that today's students graduate ready to enter the workforce to fill the vast number of available cybersecurity positions. Week four of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) focuses on encouraging students and other job seekers to explore cybersecurity careers.

Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business

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Creating a culture of cybersecurity is critical for all organizations - large and small businesses, academic institutions, non-profits, and government agencies - and must be a shared responsibility among all employees.  As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, this week highlights how organizations can protect against the most common cyber threats.  The week also looks at resources to help organizations strengthen their cyber resilience, including the use of the

40 Years in Space – NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2

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Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Voyager 1 space probe. A companion spacecraft, Voyager 2, had launched a few weeks earlier on August 20, 1977.

At around 13 billion miles away, Voyager 1 has traveled the furthest distance from Earth for a human-created object.  Voyager 2 has a record of its own - the longest continuously operating spacecraft.

Legislation Introduced to Increase Rural Broadband Access

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Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) have introduced the Advancing Innovation and Reinvigorating Widespread Access to Electromagnetic Spectrum (AIRWAVES) Act, which will encourage the federal government to continue to free up spectrum for commercial licensed and unlicensed use and leverage the success of spectrum auctions to help close the urban-rural divide.

Tips for Parents - Internet Safety

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How many electronic, internet enabled devices do you have in your home? How often are you, your family, and your children sending and receiving information via the internet?

According to one survey in 2016, 88% of the population are internet users in North America. The same study reports that in 2016 there was an average of 7.7 devices/connections per person, and by 2021, the average internet household will generate 227.5 gigabytes of internet traffic per month.

Be Safe When Using Social Media

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Social media sites like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are prime platforms for scammers to promote get rich quick schemes to unsuspecting victims.  Posts promoting "money flipping" are showing up more often in consumer's newsfeeds. Usually the post contains a photo of cash and the caption boasts of how easily a small amount can be "flipped" into a large amount.  The profile of the poster seems legitimate including photos, followers and even thank you messages from other "investors".