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Posted on: October 9, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Cyber Security Awareness Month

Landover, MD – The Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security/Office of Emergency Management (OHS/OEM) is proud to join the Department of Homeland Security in promoting National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This October, OHS/OEM encourages employees and residents to take part in the Stop.Think.Connect campaign. NCSAM promotes public awareness aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering everyone to be safer and more secure online.

In today’s era, the internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life.  NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.

The core message used during this month and throughout the year is to “STOP. THINK. CONNECT. ™”:      

  • STOP: make sure security measures are in place.
  • THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online.
  • CONNECT: and enjoy the internet.

For more information and to become a STOP. THINK. CONNECT. partner, click here.

The weekly themes for National Cyber Security Awareness Month are:

October 9-13 – Theme: Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business 

October 16-20 – Theme: Today’s Predictions for Tomorrow’s Internet

October 23-27 – Theme: The Internet Wants YOU: Consider a Career in Cybersecurity

October 30-31 – Theme: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats 

More information can be found at the Stop.Think.Connect. website. Information on the different types of hazards associated with cyber-crime and cyber security is available at or the Spanish-language web site Please remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to obtain current preparedness tips. 

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