Safety Tip: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 12, 2012

The Safety Tip is provided by U.Va.'s Office of Emergency Preparedness on the 11th of every month.

Can you imagine life without the Internet? Because of the critical role it plays in so many things we do, cyber threats have become one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face and we all have a role to play in securing cyberspace, thus ensuring the safety of ourselves, our families and our communities.

The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Just like emergency preparedness, cyber security is everybody’s business; take time to educate yourself in good practices and be aware of U.Va,’s Information Technology policies.

Here are a couple of helpful resources:

For more information, see Information Security, Policy, and Records Office, and visit the Department of Homeland Security US Cyber Emergency Response Team at Cybersecurity Tips or Stay Safe Online.

Contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness at 434-982-0565 or

Media Contact

Marge Sidebottom

U.Va. Director Of Emergency Preparedness