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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The City of Henderson has joined the other jurisdictions in Southern Nevada and around the nation in proclaiming the month of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This is a national effort to make all citizens and businesses more aware of computer risks and the steps they can take to minimize them for themselves, their families, and their businesses.

In support of this proclamation, the Department of Information Technology has created this page to bring citizens of Henderson more information on computer security for home and business. Here are interesting and helpful links to increase your awareness of cyber security and its importance.

City of Henderson Cyber Security Tips
These monthly newsletters go to all employees and cover a variety of topics such as shopping online, protecting information on smartphones, keeping senior citizens safe online, and many more.
This Nevada non-profitís mission is to strengthen Nevadaís residentsí and businessesí understanding of safe, responsible and secure computing and Internet practices through education and awareness.

NetSmartzKids is a an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

Stop.Think.Connect is the global cyber security awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online.

StaySafeOnline was created by the National Cyber Security Alliance, and has numerous articles about how to stay safe online.

Microsoft's National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Microsoft has supported National Cyber Security Awareness month every year for the last 10 years. This website is full of useful information and links on cyber security for home and business. There is a special section on how parents can help keep kids safe online here.

US Cyber Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
US Cyber Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is part of the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to providing emergency cyber security response training and coordination for government entities, their website has a section for home and business that includes many cyber security tips for areas such as social networking, home networks, virus basics, and many more.