The Importance of Cybersecurity
Every day, news and media outlets report on the latest victims of cybercrime. Cyber threats are becoming more commonplace and widespread than they were even just a few short years ago. As individuals, businesses, and governments harness the power of cutting-edge technologies and continue to adopt a fast-growing digital presence, so do cyber criminals.
Nearly everything we do is connected to technology whether it's personal banking, email, social media, education, work, or just surfing the internet. With a nearly limitless amount of confidential information available to hackers on the internet, cybersecurity has become increasingly relevant and important to everyone.
So, what can you do to stay safe online? You don’t need to be a cybersecurity expert or even computer savvy to protect your technology and data from cyber criminals. Cybersecurity is accessible to everyone. We have compiled a list of cybersecurity resources below to help you learn about the importance of cybersecurity and how to stay safe online.
NY State Cybersecurity Awareness and Training
NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Department of Homeland Security
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education
Careers in Cybersecurity