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DHS Asks Citizens to Practice Good “Cyber Hygiene”

Kicking off the sixth annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has urged computer users to practice good “cyber hygiene”. The campaign was given a boost Wednesday when the Senate passed resolution 285 to support its goal to make U.S. citizens more aware of how to secure the internet. DHS has also announced that is has been given new authority to recruit and hire up to 1,000 cybersecurity professionals across the department to fill roles such as: cyber risk and strategic analysis; cyber incident response; vulnerability detection and assessment; intelligence and investigation; and network and systems engineering.

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Although education is an important weapon against Alex Tajirian  –  Oct 2, 2009 10:11 PM

Although education is an important weapon against cyberscrime, it seems that Homeland Security’s online information (http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1158611596104.shtm#1) is behind the curve. Neither the site nor the references mention vishing, bogus live-chat support (http://www.circleid.com/posts/phishing_attack_attempts_via_bogus_live_chat_support/), or “money mules”!

They also ignore other weapons to fight cybercrime.

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