Last week began with the extradition denial of super-hacker Gary McKinnon from the U.K. to the United States. It ended with strong warning from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, speaking at the Business Executives for National Security conference. In his address, Secretary Panetta warned of a cyber attack on the horizon that could rival Pearl Harbor or the 9-11 Attacks.
As October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, I’ve been spending some quality time considering my passwords. I try very hard to protect myself and my Personally Identifiable Information (or PII) online; and while web hosts, online vendors, and high-profile corporations like Marriott, Chase, and Apple all promise the best in cybersecurity protection, the first line of defense against hackers truly is us, the consumers of today’s modern technology.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month; and in light of this, InHomelandSecurity is presenting a series of blogposts focusing on the security steps you can take to protect yourself from hacking, clickjacking, and other forms of cyberterrorism. Think about what you can do to make yourself more secure in your online world, and take a moment to read our offerings for this month of safety and security:
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