This month is the Department of Homeland Security’s sixth annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the theme is “Our Shared Responsibility.”
The point of the “theme” is “to reinforce the message that all computer users, not just industry and government, have a responsibility to practice good ‘cyber hygiene’ and to protect themselves and their families at home, at work and at school.”
The DHS page is full of really good basic computer security information and suggestions.
If you’re reading this, you are surely aware of at least one anti-virus company (Sunbelt) and the need for anti-malware protection. That’s a really big part of “our shared responsibility.” If you know somebody who is new to the Internet, you might pass along the link to the DHS Cyber Security Month page and tell them it’s a great place to start learning about protecting themselves. (Link here.)